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Friday, February 24

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—The Middlebury Hippolytus Sarcophagus: Remolding Greek Myth in the Roman World

Art & Lunch Discussion
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Lower Lobby

Wentao Zhai ’17

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Wentao Zhai ’17, a senior major in Classics, will discuss the museum’s Roman child sarcophagus, the topic of his independent research project in Art History. He will address the depiction of the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus on this Roman funerary object as a means of exploring the relationship between Classical Antiquity’s two major cultures. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Roman child sarcophagus