The Faculty of Arts, in partnership with The Ian Potter Museum of Art, present a four-part masterclass on Greek mythology and the significance of religion in daily life through the study of myths and ceramics.

Event details

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Each week case studies on figural vases from The University of Melbourne's collection will be used to explore the relationship between religion and art in ancient Greece. Imagery, object function and use, and Greek mythology from an archaeological perspective will be examined. Supplementary material, such as coins, a variety of ancient ceramics, and teaching collection sherds will be used to illustrate the broader themes addressed in the program and related participatory activities.

Participants will gain analytical skills by placing depictions of Greek mythology into a broader context of civic, cultural, and household significance; evaluate archaeological and art historical criteria relating to Greek mythology, and the significance of context in the evaluation of ancient evidence.

Download the Greek Mythology - Religion and Art in Ancient Greece flyer

Event sessions

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  • Wednesday 24 August: Examining Myths
  • Wednesday 31 August: Examining Archaeological Evidence
  • Wednesday 7 September: Greek Mythology in Context
  • Wednesday 14 September: Archaeological Approaches to Greek Mythology

The final session includes a participant-led exercise, with other figural vases from The University of Melbourne's collection being examined in groups, and findings presented to the rest of the class (optional).

Date and location


Date: 24/08/2016 - 14/09/2016 6.15pm - 8.30pm

Location:

Weeks 1 and 4:
Ian Potter Museum of Art (Building 136)
Weeks 2 and 3:
Arts West (Building 148)

The University of Melbourne
Parkville 3010

Cost

Series pass

$190 University of melbourne Alumni, staff and students, and Ian Potter Museum of Art Members / $220 Non Alumni, Non Member

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Presenters

Dr Aleksandra Michalewicz, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne
Dr Heather Graybehl, Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Ancient Cultures, Monash University

More information

For more information please contact

Caterina Sciacca, Community Education Manager, Faculty of Arts

Email: caterina.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 3996

Attic black-figure kylix with Dionysiac procession on sides and satyr in tondo c. 500 BCE

Image credit

Attic black-figure kylix with Dionysiac procession on sides and satyr in tondo
c. 500 BCE
Ceramic
8.0cm (H) x 25.0cm (W) x 18.5cm (D)
The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of David and Marion Adams, 2009.
2009.0233.000.000
© Reproduction enquiries should be forwarded to the Ian Potter Museum of Art