Monday, January 7, 2008

The Monday Muse: Explore Homer's Epic


By Kimberly Baldwin

The
Princeton Artists Alliance presents visual interpretations of Homer's Odyssey as contemporary works of art beginning January 11 and continuing through April 13, 2008 at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville. Contemporary views of Poseidon's wrath, Penelope's tears, and Odysseus' escape from the Cyclops are among the struggles captured in this exhibition. Princeton artist Marie Sturken's handmade paper piece Outwitting the One-Eyed Giant (shown above) was inspired after the artist read Book 9: Lines 477-487, which talks about escaping from the sleeping Cyclops.

Two free lectures will be offered at the museum by The Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies at the Richard Stockton College of NJ in conjunction with the exhibit. On February 1 Professor Kate Ogden will present "The Continuing Classical Influence in Western Art" from noon to 1 p.m. and on March 23 Professor Rob Nichols will discuss "How Greek is Grecco-Buddhist Art?" from noon to 1 p.m.


Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees are $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call 609.652.8848 or visit noyesmuseum.org for more.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

just love the Noyes museum! the state needs more fine spaces like it that celebrate home grown talent.

jenn from oceanville said...

fyi, Fridays are pay-as-you-wish at the Noyes Museum.