Private Members Seminar @ROM: The World of Heroes
Date: Sunday, April 19th 2015, 2pm
Location: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6 [meet at the Bloor st. entrance lobby]
Overview: The concept of the hero is ubiquitous through space and time. Every culture, every historical period, every society has and needs its heroes, whether they are mythical, legendary or real. This 2 hour seminar is a first hand exploration of their origins in the ancient Greek world, through a private tour of the Greek and Roman galleries at the Royal Ontario Museum. Not only will we discuss the artistic representations of Greek heroes, focusing largely on the archetypal figure of Herakles in vase painting, we will trace the heroic sphere of influence through other artistic media, and how the notion of the hero fundamentally informed the daily lives of the Greeks and Romans.
Members and Patrons of the AIA Toronto Society – Free with General Admission Non-‐member students – General admission + $15 Non-‐member general public – General admission + $50
[Please bring cash or check payable to AIA Toronto Society; all proceedings will go to the AIA Toronto society funds]
See Poster for more details.