The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Modern Myth

Auguste Rodin, "Danaide," ca. 1885, Bronze, Gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr. in Memory of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Ann Hay Gallagher, and Edward Joseph Gallagher III
Eric Avery, "Chimera," 1991, Silksceen and linocut on paper, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund

February 6 – May 1, 2016

Showcasing 19th and 20th century representations of mythological stories from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the reasons why time and again artists have turned to the medieval and ancient past for subject matter. What happens when famous legends are retold? How can ancient myths relate to our modern lives? What is it that attracts modern audiences to ancient mythology?