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Once upon a time, there were three kinds of human beings: male, descended from the sun; female, descended from the earth; and androgynous, with both male and female elements, descended from the moon. Each human being was completely round, with four arms and fours legs, two identical faces on opposite sides of a head with […]

Today I celebrated International Women’s Day by taking part in artist Melissa Vogley Woods’ first drop-in workshop at the Riffe Gallery. Anyone familiar with Melissa’s work, from her videos (e.g Boxed) or her paintings (e.g. Consequences), would instantly know that these workshops would be messy, tantalizing, thoughtful and inspirational. Planned in coordination with the exhibition […]

I am proud to announce that I have recently joined the MINT Collective in Columbus. Here is a description of the collective’s mission: MINT is a collaborative, multidisciplinary space founded and operated by artists located in Columbus, Ohio. Abidingly fresh, adaptable, and dynamic, our mission at MINT is to support underrepresented and developing artists, to […]

All brand names and product names used in this book are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners Abbreviations of the names of ancient authors and their works follow, whenever possible, the practice of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition (1996), referred to as OCD3 Names of authors or works […]

In August 2014, at the beginning of our sabbatical year in Madrid, we visited the Palacio de Cristal in the Parque del Retiro. At that time, the exhibition in the Palacio organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, was Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Splendide Hotel. It wasn’t until last year, however, that I read […]

Lucian’s work Dialogues of the Dead begins with a dead Diogenes the Cynic asking someone called Pollux to send a message to his fellow Cynic, Menippus, in the upper world. DIOGENES: Pollux, I have a commission for you; next time you go up—and I think it is your turn for earth tomorrow—if you come across […]

Yesterday I visited the new exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art – A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer. It was a revelation and, as a Classicist, I was immediately struck by Sharrer’s feminist reworkings of Greek and Roman myths, often mediated by art historical predecessors. I am sure […]