Beyond Aphrodite

January 12, 2013, through May 28, 2013

Interpreting Portrayals of "Real" Women in Ancient Greece



A Space for Dialogue 75


Temporary Exhibitions, Lobby


Many aspects of the lives of ancient Greek women remain a mystery to us today. While surviving literary sources and artifacts often feature powerful female goddesses, images and texts describing the lives of everyday, or "real," Greek women are more difficult to identify and understand. This exhibition presents three objects that depict those women.

A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr., Class of 1966, and Pamela J. Joyner, Class of 1979.

Exhibition Curator

Curated by Katelyn Burgess, Mellon Special Project Intern, Yale University Art Gallery Collection-Sharing Initiative

Related Publications

Exhibition subject: A Space for DialogueAncient Art