Becky and I took a trip through the MFA Boston last night and ran into some old friends from Greek mythology. If you visit the museum, see if you can retrace my footsteps!
This is a party invitation from 1755, inviting you to a boat race in London. According to the picture, Neptune himself will be the judge. See, he's dangling little gold medals over the water. I think this is an early example of what we call "false advertising." Good thing I got the StubHub guarantee.
Another party invitation from the 1700s, this invites you to a musical event. The pictures show the famous music contest between Apollo and the satyr Marsyas. Marysas was stupid to challenge the god, because Apollo skinned him alive after the contest. Me, I'm not sure I would accept an invitation to a musical event with these pictures on the tickets. I prefer not to be skinned alive after a night at the opera.
So that was our night at the MFA. Crazy how much mythology we found, and this wasn't even the Ancient Greek section of the museum!