From the Depths of the Salt Sea

Paintings and Drawings by Anne Davey

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Dates: November 10, 2016 – April 14, 2017
Reception: November 10, 6:30-9:30 pm
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Admission: Free
Visiting hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
For groups larger than 4 persons, please call 202-745-4400 to make an appointment.
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Beginning November 10, the Center for Hellenic Studies will showcase a series of paintings and drawings by artist Anne Davey. This exhibit imagines encounters with the Nereids, the daughters of Nereus, who were divine inhabitants of the sea as described in Iliad 18.35-69. These Nereids appear as anthropomorphic figures seemingly at home in the water but obscured for the viewer above the surface by the distorting reflections and refractions of their natural medium.