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Flash Talk | Portraits and Patrons: The Women of the Villa of the Mysteries in Their Social Context

Elaine Gazda, University of Michigan
Friday, May 6, 2022
12:00-12:30 PM
The identity of the people in the fresco from Room 5 of the Villa of the Mysteries has remained a mystery to us. Are they images of people who really lived? Are they generic? Does the figure of the matron depict the owner of the villa? Join Kelsey Museum curator emerita Elaine Gazda as she discusses her recently published analysis of these figures and the role of the fresco itself as a memorial and heirloom.

Kelsey Museum Flash Talks are 15-minute Zoom lectures by Kelsey curators, staff members, researchers, and graduate students talking about their recent research or current projects. Each presentation is followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Flash Talks are free and open to all visitors. They take place at noon on the first Friday of every month.

Join us via Zoom at:
Meeting ID: 952 6253 7929
Passcode: Kelsey
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Password: Kelsey
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Art History, Classical Studies, Lecture, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Classical Studies, Museum Studies Program, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Lectures