But what of the heroes, women and wanderers who are thought to have played a role in the Trojan War? Why have they inspired so many retellings, from Homer to Shakespeare and Hollywood?
Get closer to these captivating characters as you explore the breathtaking art that brings them to life, from dramatic ancient sculptures and exquisite vase paintings to powerful contemporary works.
You can also examine the fascinating archaeological evidence that proves there was a real Troy.
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this phenomenal new exhibition.
The MACM is proud to have been invited to contribute to this prestigious exhibition and to lend to the British Museum this Roman marble portrait of Odysseus from the end of the 1st / early 2nd century (MMoCA176) on the occasion of Troy: myth and reality.