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Reconstructing Antiquity is presented in three installations with distinct but interconnected themes. Works of art illustrating the many legends and myths of ancient Greece and Rome are featured in the John and Norah Warbeke Gallery. In the adjacent Gump Family Gallery, the focus on the storytelling is expanded into the sphere of theater and performance. Across the Museum in the Evans Gallery, objects offer a glimpse at the multi-faceted roles of women in ancient world. These themes and related issues are addressed in the brief articles below.

Warbeke Gallery wall text
The colorful adventures of gods and heroes were a source of inspiration not only for storytellers like Homer and Hesiod, but also for artists of the ancient world. From the eighth century BCE onward, mythological subjects...