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“The 18th Century and the Ancient World: A Look at Mythology”

Explore the ancient gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus through the objects in Rienzi’s collection. During the 18th century, the discovery of Pompeii and interest in classical ideals spurred the creation of a visual culture that used ancient iconography and ideals. Learn about the myths behind the images and their purpose in the Age of Enlightenment.

About Focus Tours
Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection. These small, personal tours are limited to 10 people.

This tour is free with Rienzi admission. Reservations are encouraged: rienzi@mfah.org or 713.639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.