Greek (Samos), Wheeled Cart, Eighth century B.C., Bronze, The Sol Rabin Collection
January 15 - May 8, 2022

From Chaos to Order

Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection

From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection is the first major museum exhibition in the United States, in more than 25 years, to focus on Greek art during the Geometric period (c. 900–700 B.C.). It is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the aesthetics of Greek Geometric art and to demonstrate how stylistic principles in visual art during the Geometric period reflect a characteristically Greek idea of the beautiful (kallos). A new visual vocabulary developed during this period–one that stressed clarity, balance, and symmetry. These design principles may appear contemporary, yet provided the foundation for all subsequent Greek art.

This pioneering exhibition includes 57 objects drawn from The Sol Rabin Collection, considered the most important Geometric Greek collection in private hands. The collection presents new evidence that re-examines the contributions and innovations of Geometric art and its enduring legacy throughout classical antiquity. It provides a new approach to understanding pre-classical Greek art and culture, ideologies and values—both ancient and modern—and the elements of design that would be foundational for many Western civilizations.

The exhibition includes a diverse range of Greek Geometric artworks: figures, animals, vases, and personal ornaments such as warrior belts and pendants. The exhibition centerpiece is a ring-handled tripod cauldron, the only surviving example of the Geometric period still standing on its legs.

From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

Greek, Ring-Handled Tripod Cauldron, Early eighth century B.C, Bronze, The Sol Rabin Collection
Greek (Thessaly), Horse on Two Openwork Spheres, Eighth century B.C, Bronze, The Sol Rabin Collection

Visitors must register online for tickets prior to arrival.

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Monday closed
Tuesday 10 a.m - 7 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.


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