Artful Thursday Lecture: "In the Footsteps of Orpheus: Mythological Images from
the MFAH Collection"
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Join Louis Markos for a fast-paced whirlwind tour of the world of Greco-Roman mythology as depicted in paintings, sculptures, vases, mosaics and sarcophagi in the museum's collection. Follow Orpheus on his fateful journey to the underworld; explore the archetypal power of Prometheus and Persephone; weep at the divine callousness of Apollo and Artemis; thrill to the adventures of Meleager, Perseus, Hercules and Theseus; and stand in awe at the power of Pygmalion's art.
Louis Markos, professor of English and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He is author of From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition.