Java at the Johnson

March 3, 2016

Co-Sponsored by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES.

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An informal discussion series linking art, literature, and history. March 3, 2016

Thursday March 3, 2016: Helen of Troy

March, with the long standing celebration of International Women's Day, has been designated as Women's History Month. Although the history of women has now been fully integrated into the curriculum, we will recognize Women's History Month by focusing on a famous or perhaps infamous woman, Helen of Troy. Was she a seductress or was she seduced? Was she a pawn? What happened after her "face launched a thousand ships"?

After reading a short portion of Homer's Odyssey we will examine a piece of ancient Greek pottery to raise questions about Helen and perhaps find answers. The informal discussion will also provide an opportunity to consider additional depictions of Helen in ancient texts and time to enjoy the treasures in the Ancient World gallery.

Participants must register for the discussion on My Learning Plan where a copy of the portion of the Odyssey is available. Participants must post a question regarding the reading in the Team Room by March 2.

PLEASE ENROLL BY 02/25/16 to ensure we meet our minimum of 10 participates.

The next Java at the Johnson will take place on April 7. The topic will be Religious Literacy.

Java at the Johnson

Thursday, March 3rd, 5:15-6:15pm

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Central Avenue, Ithaca, NY, United States


Cost to Teachers: $5.00

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For assistance, contact Patti Oates at 607-257-1551, ext.1030

For Program Information Contact:

Carol J. Hockett

Coordinator of School and Family Programs

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University

For Information on Registration Contact:

Carolyn Tschanz

Administrative Assistant
School Improvement Services & Central Administration Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES