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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

On view September 30 – January 7, 2018*

From the seats of the world’s most iconic stage, Fernbank invites visitors to discover the story behind one of Rome’s most brutal and celebrated traditions in this stunning new special exhibit. Building on the larger-than-life legends of gladiators, the exhibit explores the world these men inhabited, from the regiment of training, discipline and constant peril to the fame, wealth and freedom that greeted the very best gladiators.

The exhibit unfolds on two paths, revealing two protagonists interwoven by destiny: the gladiators themselves, and the colossal, complex stage where their fate was determined—the Colosseum. The story is told through original artifacts, modern replicas, interactive technology, and immersive environments. In celebration of the Museum’s 25th anniversary, Fernbank will plunge visitors into the very heart of ancient Rome.   

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Free with Museum admission and CityPASSMembers free

Make this special exhibit part of your next field trip!

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is organized by Contemporanea Progetti and Expona, in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome.

*Dates subject to change without notice.