Woven Tales of Helen and Dido
Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (Italian, 1610–1662), Aeneas Leaving Dido, c. 1630–35, Gouache and black chalk on paper, laid down on linen, The Norton Simon Foundation
- 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Explore tapestries and paintings featuring two legendary Greek heroines and their tragic romances in the exhibition Once Upon a Tapestry.
- Free with admission.
- Meets in Entrance Gallery
Tours & Talks:
Join us for a lively evening program focused on the loan of Titian’s Lady in White and the exhibition Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido. Throughout the evening, enjoy live music in the galleries, a weaving demonstration by tapestry weaver Yadin Larochette, art-making activities for visitors of all ages, Italian-themed food and wine for sale in the café and more. MORE INFO
Nancy Evans Dance Theatre explores through dance, music, art and text the tragic love story between Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Prince Aeneas of Troy from Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid. Branching off from Virgil’s tale, this powerful performance tells the tale of Dido from her perspective. Following the performance, audience members enjoy a question-and-answer period with the choreographer and dancers. MORE INFO