Representation of the Athlete
Artistic Tribute: Representation of the Athlete pays homage to the historic Olympic tradition of including the arts as a competition. Until 1948, the modern Olympics included artistic representations of the athletes in painting and sculpture, among other media, as the ancient Olympics had done. This exhibition features artworks from the Museum’s Collection that follow this custom.
Artistic Tribute is on view in conjunction with the exhibitions Golden Hour: Olympians Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. and Precious Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze. These exhibitions are organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator.
Selected works from the exhibition
Groups of students or adults are invited to schedule a tour of the Museum’s Collection or special exhibitions. Our inquiry-based group visits, led by volunteer docents or Museum staff, challenge visitors to hone their observation skills.