Susan Blevins, postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, will discuss the Teaching Gallery exhibition (Re)presenting Heroes, Defining Virtue. Considering the hero in the visual arts across the centuries—from early Greek coins and pottery to contemporary comic books—the exhibition invites critical reflection on the potential for images to shape narratives of communal identity.
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), The Great Hercules, 1589. Engraving, 22 1/2 x 16 1/4". University purchase with funds from Mrs. Mahlon B. Wallace Jr., by exchange, 2004.
Long-Nose Painter (Greek, Attic), Neck Amphora, 540–525 BC. Terracotta, 20 1/8 x 10 3/4". Gift of Robert Brookings and Charles Parsons, 1904.