Ovid's writings express the power of gods to shape the lives of mortals with dangerous and complex results; be seduced by Ovid's words in this evocative dramatic evening. Experience the power of transformation expressed through love letters, poetry, and stories.

Presented in collaboration with Museum of Fine Arts and Whistler in the Dark Theatre.

Part of the exhibition Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

Known today as the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, or Venus as she was known to the Romans, was one of the most powerful ancient Greek divinities and a favorite subject in ancient art. This is the first exhibition about the powerful goddess that both ancient writers and artists described as complex and even dangerous. Through the presentation of 150 Greek and Roman works of art, "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love," which includes spectacular loans from Rome and Naples, reveals the most popular ancient goddess in her roles as adulterous seductress, instigator of sexual desire, mother to mischievous Eros and sexual outliers Hermaphrodite and Priapos, patroness of brides, and much more.

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