An exhibit curated by Classics undergraduates Grace Blaxill, Charnice Hoegnifioh, Grace MacDonald, Elizabeth Raab, and Claire Saint-Amour, with Prof. Pauline LeVen’s guidance.
This exhibit features responses to Antiquity in a variety of media, created by Yale undergraduate and graduate artists over the course of three "Covid semesters" (2020–2021). These strange times called for alternative forms of scholarly engagement.
Ranging from tongue-in-cheek to passionate, the works featured here illustrate that scholarship can take experimental and daring forms, and that various artistic media (comics, song, poetry) provide fruitful opportunities to experience, and take a stance towards,
Viewers are invited to reevaluate the intersections of past and present by entering in dialogue with some ancient works (from Archaic epigrams to Ovid), institutions (the symposium) and practices (pseudepigraphic writing) through the perspectives of modern Yale students.
Classics 1st-year graduate student
Yale College '24
History of Art 1st-year graduate student
The Greek symposium was a private space where men drank wine and exchanged songs, more or less musically complex, to reinforce their social and political bond. Below are several new original compositions, reimagined for modern instruments and voice, in a variety of tones, from cheeky to profound, like their ancient models.
Yale School of Music '20MM ‘21MMA (Horn)
School of Management, 2nd-year graduate student
Yale School of Music ‘21 (Cello)