Public Program

Curator Talk: Danielle Bennett on Greek Vase Painting

Curatorial Associate Danielle Bennett discusses the Greek vases in the Menil Collection’s Ancient World gallery, including several works that are on view for the first time. Created between the 8th to 5th centuries BCE, the vases primarily represent the products of workshops in and around Athens and exemplify three key decorative techniques: black-figure, red-figure, and white ground. Their imagery, ranging from Black African warriors to depictions of the Greek gods, continues to tell these stories, as do the objects themselves.

Attending the program:

This program takes place in the main building, located at 1533 Sul Ross Street. Additional information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.

As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.

About the series:

Curator Talks take place on select Sundays at 3 p.m. Menil curators speak on a single work of art or small group of works currently on display in the museum. These informal, 30-minute-long discussions offer the opportunity to learn more about and engage with artworks in intimate gallery settings.