Artful Thursday, July 17: Lou Markos On Art And Myth

Dr. Louis Markos discusses mythological images from the MFAH collection


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Join  Dr. Louis A. 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 of Fine Arts, Houston 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. 

Dr. Louis  Markos
Dr. Louis Markos

Dr. Markos, professor of English & 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 ClassicsOn 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.

Houston Public Media’s Eric Ladau spoke with Dr. Markos.

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