Antefix with Head of Acheloos / Unknown
The exhibition Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome is a cooperative effort between the Getty and the Sicilian Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Identity. It is the latest in a series of such efforts arising from a 2010 agreement that calls for a number of collaborative projects, including object conservation, seismic protection of collections, exhibitions, scholarly research, and conferences.

Recent related projects include:
  • The 2010 loan of the Gela Krater, a monumental red-figured volute krater (wine mixing vessel).
  • The Agrigento Youth, a rare example of an early classical marble statue called a kouros (an idealized nude young man), loaned to the Getty from the Museo Archeologico Regionale in Agrigento (2010/2011).
  • The loan of 36 objects from the Sanctuaries of Demeter and Persephone at Morgantina (2012/January 2013).

Explore Sicily's Museums

Antiquarium di Himera

Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aidone

Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonino Salinas, Palermo

Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano Luigi Bernabò Brea, Lipari

Museo Archeologico Regionale, Gela

Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, Syracuse

Museo Archeologico Regionale Pietro Griffo, Agrigento

Museo Civico di Castello Ursino, Catania

Museo Civico F. Libero Belgiorno, Modica

Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù

Museo Whitaker, Mozia

Parco Archeologico dello Stagnone, Marsala

Parco Archeologico di Cava d'Ispica

Map of Sicily

This map of Sicily and the wider Mediterranean (inset) marks some of the sites mentioned in the exhibition.
Map of Sicily, circa 400 B.C.


Sicily on The Iris