B8. Meeting Gods and Mortals at WAM

  • 10/26/2016
  • 11/30/2016
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/26/2016, 11:00 AM 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/02/2016, 11:00 AM 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/09/2016, 11:00 AM 12:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/16/2016, 11:00 AM 12:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/30/2016, 11:00 AM 12:30 PM (EST)
  • Worcester Art Museum (WAM), 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester
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Arrogant, passionate, jealous, flawed – the gods and the mortals of the ancient Greeks and Romans have inspired artists over the centuries. Bizarre and intriguing renditions from classical mythology endure today at the WAM. Team taught with a museum docent, our course concentrates on fascinating works. 

GROUP LEADERS:  Harvey Fenigsohn, a teacher and freelance writer, has taught at the college and secondary level, including 20 years at Bancroft School.  He has taught a variety of courses at WISE. 

Mark Mancevice is a Clark University graduate and an experienced docent at the Worcester Art Museum with special interest in ancient mythologies.

REQUIRED BOOK:  Classical Mythology- 100 Chara­­­cters: As Seen in Western Art, by Malcom Day, published by A & C Black Publishing Ltd (2007) ISBN 10: 0713679549 ISBN 13: 97807136795405.

 Read for first class: In Day’s Classical Mythology read The Gods of Olympus, pgs. 23- 43.

Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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