Going for the Gold: An Olympic exhibit at Speed Art Museum

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Posted on July 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 26 at 6:21 PM

(speedartmuseum.org) -- This summer celebrate the Olympic spirit with Going for the Gold: Selections from the Kebric Olympic Collection.

Coinciding with the 2012 summer Olympics, this exhibition features twenty-seven Olympic torches and posters from the collection of Dr. Robert Kebric, senior professor of Ancient Greek and Roman History and the Olympic Games at the University of Louisville.

Representing nearly a century of Olympic games—from the 1920 games in Antwerp, Belgium, to this summer’s 30th Olympiad in London, England—these torches and posters feature unique designs and imagery intended to promote not only the sporting event, but the also the host cities themselves.

This exhibition traces the evolution and significance of the designs utilized for Olympic torches and posters, from the propagandistic undertones of the poster created for the 1936 Berlin games to the ancient Greek origins of the games referenced in the torch designed for the 1996 games in Atlanta.

Explore the art of the Olympics at the Speed before settling back to watch the Olympic games on television!

Click here for more information about the exhibit.




 

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