Swans, Swine, and Sirens

Pippin Barr
Let’s Play: Ancient Greek Punishment
Written in ActionScript 3 using Flash Builder 4.5 by Adobe Systems and open-source game-making library Flixel; sound effects made with bfxr; Commodore 64 Pixelized font created by Devin Cook.

Red Grooms
Winged Victory of Samothrace, 1976
Watercolor and marker on paper
13 3/4 × 10 1/4 inches
Gift of Barbara and Dixon Farley
Photo: Douglas Sandberg

Roberto Matta
Les naufrageants, from the portfolio “Hom’mere II – L’Eautre,” 1974–75
Aquatint etching on paper
25 ¾ x 19 ½ inches
San Jose Museum of Art. Gift of James Hayward
Photo: Douglas Sandberg

Thursday, April 18, 2013Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tales of monsters, heroes, and gods found in classical Greek mythology have captivated audiences for over three millennia. This small exhibition drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection features works on paper by artists who have used stories from the Odyssey and ancient Greek myths to address challenging issues such as race, culture, and the psychological effects of war, or as a vehicle to explore desire and the universal subconscious. This exhibition includes works by Romare Bearden, Roberto Matta, and Reuben Nakian.

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