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These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs: People and Places from the Classical World

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January 22-March 17, 2013

This exhibition of works with a Classical theme is drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and has been curated to coincide with the Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting being held at the University of Connecticut in March. These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs takes its title from the description of Arcadia by Evander, King of the Tuscans, to Aeneas in Book 8 of Virgil’s Aeneid. The selected paintings, drawings, and prints depict not only Classical gods, goddesses, and heroes but also the settings of Classical myths and epic poetry. Reginald Marsh, Pietro Testa, Angelica Kauffmann, and Frederick Garrison Hall are among the featured artists.

Angelica Kaufmann, Penelope Weeping Over the Bow of Ulysses, ca 1779, oil on wooden panel. Louise Crombie Beach Memorial Fund.

Angelica Kaufmann, Penelope Weeping Over the Bow of Ulysses, ca 1779, oil on wooden panel. Louise Crombie Beach Memorial Fund.

 

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