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Gods and Goddesses: Greek Mythology in the MOAS Collection

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Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Opening July 15 through October 15, 2017

The personalities and stories that populate the mythological cosmos of the ancient Greeks are woven throughout the history of Western culture. The exploits of Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Venus, Hermes, Diana, Bacchus and a host of many others have been retold in countless ways in all areas of the arts – visual, performing, literary – for centuries since the height of ancient Greek culture from the 8th – 3rd centuries B.C. This exhibition brings to light the colorful characters and tales of Greek mythology as represented in various types of objects in the MOAS collections and shows that the legacy of one of the world’s oldest cultures is still alive and well.