Boshell Lecture: Ghostly Visions in Classical Antiquity

Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Horchow Auditorium

Ghosts have always captured our attention as primarily visual phenomena. For the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans, ghosts were not only described with a visually inflected vocabulary, as apparitions and specters, but were also, and more specifically, regarded as images, whether artistic, optical, or perceptual. Join Dr. Patrick R. Crowley, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, for a look at pictures of ghosts from a range of media and historical periods, including Greek vase painting, Etruscan tomb murals, and Roman sarcophagi.

Lecture tickets $5

After 3:00 p.m. the day of the event, tickets will no longer be available online, but can be purchased at the Visitor Services Desks at the Dallas Museum of Art.