Series of lectures by the Musée du Louvre Louvre Lectures Monsters and Heroes in Greek Art

To commemorate the opening of the tenth Louvre - DNP Museum Lab Presentation, Sophie Marmois, documentary researcher in the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities at the Musée du Louvre, will present a lecture entitled.
Greek mythology and its attendant deities, heroes and fantastic creatures. Discover the various facets of this amazing realm through the iconography of surviving artworks.
After the lecture, participants are cordially invited to a special tour of the tenth Presentation.

Visitors to the exhibition ”A Masterpiece of Ancient Greece: a World of Men,” Gods and Heroes are invited to discover the civilisation of ancient Greece through an introduction to its religious, social and cultural practices. In a society focused on the individual, Greek art was characterized in part by its interest in the representation of the human figure. But depictions of magnificent gods and heroes are found alongside images of hybrid creatures bearing little relation to the familiar models of Greek art, and ancient imagery abounds in these strange figures: major or minor mythological creatures, terrifying monsters, allegories of disorder conquered by heroes to save mankind.
(French-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

Speaker Sophie Marmois
Sophie Marmois joined the Louvre's Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities in 1988 after graduating from the Ecole du Louvre. She is a documentary researcher, specializing in Greek ceramics. She carries out the periodic inspection of the department's Greek vase collection, collaborates on the various exhibitions, and is currently co-curator of the travelling exhibition Religion and Greek Ceramics (July 2013). She is working on a new title in the specialist series Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, on Attic red-figure cups of the 5th century BC. She also teaches her special subject at the Ecole du Louvre.

  Practical information
  Viewing times February 2 (Sat.)
15:00–16:00 (Doors open at 14:30) + Special admission to Museum Lab Tenth Presentation at 16:00 (Closes at 18:00)
Find out more about the Tenth Presentation here.
DNP-Museum Lab
DNP Gotanda Building, 1 F
3-5-20 Nishi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Six-minute walk from Gotanda Station
JR Yamanote Line (West Exit) / Toei Asakusa Subway Line (Exit A2) / Tokyu Ikegami Line
Seven-minute walk from Fudomae Station on the Tokyu Meguro Line
Location map
  Seating is limited to one hundred people. No others may be admitted once the seats are full.
  Admission is free but advance reservations are required.
* The lecture will begin at the time announced. Late arrivals disturb other patrons, so there will be occasions when late entry will be denied. Please allow sufficient time to reach the venue.
* Crowded conditions may make it necessary to wait for admission to the presentation or to specific exhibits within it.

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For further information contact:
Louvre - DNP Museum Lab / Customer Service Center
Tel: 03–5345–0880
Telephones will be answered from 11:00–17:00 Monday– Friday
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and during year’s end and New Year’s holiday season

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