Museum of Art Presents Three Exhibitions Exploring Mythological Themes, Spanning the 16th Century to Today

"Psyche Carried to the Mountain," ca. 1660. Wool, silk, and gold thread. Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

“Psyche Carried to the Mountain,” ca. 1660. Wool, silk, and gold
thread. Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents three focus exhibitions, spotlighting historical and 20th-century artists’ approaches to, and interpretations of, classical Greek mythology. Together the exhibitions —including Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and TruthWeaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum, and Alison de Vere’s short film, Psyche and Eros (1994) — explore key themes that mythological narratives have evoked over time and that continue to resonate in contemporary culture. Read about the exhibitions.

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