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Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece 

When: Jan. 29-April 25 2010

Old School

Including art and objects dating back as far as the 6th century BCE, this latest exhibit at the Frist Center examines our contemporary understanding of what it means to be a hero through the lens of the culture that literally invented the notion in the first place. Comprised of nearly 100 separate objects from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece presents tales of the Western world's original heroes in architectural sculpture, pottery, miniature stones and coins. Examining the mythic stories of well-known heroes, their religious worship and the personal examples these legends offered, this show should provide a great opportunity to get a feel for a time when “myth” didn't mean “lie” and “hero” meant more than “media star.”
— Joe Nolan


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