Recently, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: the alt-right. Alt-right thinkers present themselves as protectors of the Classics who are saving the cultural heritage of the West from social-justice-warrior professors who secretly want to destroy it. In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg explores what antiquity means to far-right online communities and what others can do to respond.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
October 26, 2019, 9:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Who’s Revitalizing Homer?: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Classics scholar and editor of <em>Eidolon</em>
Admission: This lecture is free and open to the public; Suggested donation: $5