Myths are the foundation of our humanity, and its mirrors. These legendary tales bring together gods, heroes, and men. They explore, describe, and analyse our ambitions, our feelings, our strengths and weaknesses, and our ability to love and hate. They awaken in us the values that make us live and transcend. They are our guides on the path of life.
Curated by Diane de Selliers.
In art, it is very common to use our society's symbols to adress universal topics such as beauty, passion, moral values, and many others. By doing so, the social symbols chosen by the artist acquire a "mythical" and "historical" gaze.
How did museums come to be? Nowadays they are a familiar part of the urban landscape, but it was not always the case. We do not presume to retrace the entire history of the concept of museum, but we hope to interest you in a few landmarks!
What is Native American art for you? Most of the time, you have been to repetitive exhibitions where Native American art consists in displaying embroidered cloth (ledger art), jewellery or woodcarving. Most of the time, you have felt like you were witnessing tokens of a primitive and fossilized civilisation that has now disappeared.
You have a passion for art and culture from accross the world.
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