YUAG Gallery Talk: Listening to Ancient Ritual

November 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven
Yale University Art Gallery

Attributed to the Pothos Painter, Bell Krater with a Scene of Sacrifice, Greek, Attic, ca. 420 B.C.E. Terracotta, red-figure with added white slip. Yale University Art Gallery, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Carolyn M. Laferrière

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:30 pm

What role did music play in ancient rituals, and what impact might these sounds have made upon worshippers? Although the ephemeral sounds of ancient music are impossible to recover, surviving musical instruments and representations of musical performances preserve traces of the importance music held within ancient and premodern rituals. Join Carolyn M. Laferrière, Postdoctoral Associate at Archaia: Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies, and curator of Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual, for a discussion of music, the divine, and ritual performance. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual.

Space is limited.

Open to:
General Public