The Greeks are known to be a major contributor to the history of modern theater. Originally dedicated to Dionysus, Greek god of both wine and theater, the Greeks developed the dramatic structures of Comedy and Tragedy, as well as multi-character plots. Greek theater was generally performed in an open-air stage called a theatron, and the actors wore special masks to indicate their character or emotional state. Here, based on careful research, Gilat Ben-Dor presents a playful take on some of the surviving masks of ancient Greece.
**PLEASE NOTE: All CURTAIN UP! original paintings purchased must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit, per venue agreement. This exhibit is scheduled through April 30, 2022. Purchased works will be available to collectors after the exhibit has been dismounted.
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ASU Gammage, Arizona's premier Broadway theater, presents artist Gilat Ben-Dor’s brand new, theater-themed series, CURTAIN UP! from April 1-30, 2022. Gilat’s whimsical, colorful art will take you on a journey of moments both on stage and off, with relatable highlights all about “The Show.” From Greek dramas to Renaissance-era theater, from Shakespeare to Vaudeville, and even Japanese Kabuki, Gilat pays tribute to the theatrical milestones that brought us to the Broadway and theater traditions we know and love today.