ONLINE: A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before class begins.
Come join us on a virtual journey through myth at the Kelsey Museum. We will learn about ways mythology and mythological stories are depicted on everyday objects which may have meant something to the people who interacted with them, or said something to other people about the owner. Mythology is often associated with religion or fantastical stories, and is made up of the cultural stories that were created to help people understand the world. We will look at a variety of Greek and Roman artifacts such as an amphora displaying the Greek and Roman Hero Herakles, an Etruscan amphora depicting the mythological figure of a Centaur, a Roman sarcophagus depicting many mythological figures, and finally our beautiful Villa of the Mysteries room, which is a watercolor reproduction of those displayed in Pompeii. This virtual presentation will be led by Kelsey Museum Docent Staff.