Revealing Mediterranean Women

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Revealing Mediterranean Women

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Becker Gallery
This exhibition explores and critiques European visions of Mediterranean women as powerful, monstrous, seductive, or exotic in art from Ancient Greece through Picasso.

Works

"Fish Shambles," 1600-1700, unknown artist, Italian. Oil on canvas. Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III. 1813.13.
"Turkish Woman with Veil," ca. 1900, vintage albumen print by J.P. Sebah, Turkish, 1872–1947, also active in Cairo. Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971. 2010.68.190
Roman, "Fragment of Revetment Plaque Head of the Gorgon Medusa," first century BC–first century BCE, terra cotta. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926. 1913.45
"Map of Fezzae and Morocco," 1570, 1635, Hand-colored map by Araham Ortelius, Flemish, 1527–1598. Gift of Sandy and Chris Potholm. 2012.15

About

This exhibition explores and critiques European visions of Mediterranean women as powerful, monstrous, seductive, or exotic in art from Ancient Greece through Picasso. Organized in collaboration with faculty from the Mediterranean Studies Humanities Initiative at Bowdoin College.

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Tuesday,  November 18, 2014 | 12:00 noon 
Gallery Conversation: Revealing Mediterranean Women
Susan Wegner, associate professor of art history, and Davida Gavioli, senior lecturer in Italian, will lead an interdisciplinary conversation about select works in the exhibition Revealing Mediterranean Women.