The Pygmalion Myth with Lynne Agress, PhD

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Course Title: The Pygmalion Myth

Course Instructor: Lynne Agress

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June 21, 2023 - July 5, 2023 (3 sessions)

Wednesdays, 10AM ET

Baltimore Museum of Art


Course Description: From Ovid’s Metamorphosis to George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” to the acclaimed Lerner & Lowe Broadway production of “My Fair Lady” and the movie “Pretty Woman,” man has tried to create the perfect woman. Whether he carves her from stone or paints her on canvas, whether he teaches her to speak properly and to behave with dignity, this story has fascinated audiences for centuries. In this course, we will explore these and other Pygmalion-inspired stories in literature, in art, in film, even perhaps in our own lives.


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ABOUT Lynne Agress

Lynne Agress, Ph.D., has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Smith, and Goucher Colleges, and the University of Maryland.  She was president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing, Inc. and still conducts writing and editing workshops for companies.  She is the author of THE FEMININE IRONY and WORKING WITH WORDS,  as well as numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.  For the past 10 years, she has been writing opinion pieces for THE BALTIMORE SUN.

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 Event Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
10:00am EDT

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
12:00pm EDT


10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, MD 21218

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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