Gods and Heroes in Art: Myths Through Time

Alice Foster
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 16:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
For 3 talks: £42 in-person, £24 online
Disabled access?
Booking required

A short course of 3 talks with Alice Foster, art historian

Thursday 8 June, 15 June & 22 June, 2–4pm

Available in-person or online (via Zoom)

Booking is required

Myths in western culture and imagery were inherited from the Greeks; ignored for a while in the Middle Ages, the myths became popular subject matter once more during the Italian Renaissance.

These mythological stories became the model of spiritual human values. The Florentines cleverly wove meaning from pagan sources seamlessly into Christian values.

in these three talks, Alice Foster will help us discover the deeper meanings of such stories and myths. She will focus on a selection of popular mythical characters from Venus, Goddess of Love, to St George, the dragon slayer, drawing on the works in our collection.

Talks include an interval for tea and cake for those attending in person. For those on Zoom there will be a 15-minute pause after approximately 45 minutes, resuming for a further 40 minutes.