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A quick heads up about a great FREE program this Saturday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
What wisdom, comfort or connection can we find in classical literature? What do the Ancient Greeks have to do with Modern Lives?
Peter Meineck, Director of Aquila Theatre and professor at NYU, brings his vision of the classics to the Museum's plaza in a staged reading from the Iliad, the Odyssey and other works that resonate with the art of Charles Garabedian.
Actors will read selections (in both Spanish and English), exploring the theme of "Stranger in a Strange Land: Encountering the Other." Following the performance, UCSB Classics professor, Dorata Dutsch, will lead a discussion with audience members.
Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives is part of the "Under the Influence" series of public programs offered in conjunction with the Charles Garabedian exhibition examining the literary, art historical, musical, and cinematic influences on the artist, and in turn, Garabedian's influence on his students and others.
Saturday, April 9, 2:30 pm
Plaza outside Museum's Park Wing entrance
Photo: September Song, 2001-04, acrylic on canvas, 156 x 300 in, Collection of the Artist, Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA