HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women

On view July 9, 2020 through June 19, 2022

Red-Figure Calyx Krater (Mixing Vessel). Attributed to the Menelaos Painter. Greek, Attic, ca. 440 BC. Ceramic. H. 12 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Joseph Veach Noble Collection, purchased in part with funds donated by Trenam, Simmons, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, and O’Neill, P.A., 1986.075.


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Tampa Museum of Art presents a series of exhibitions focused on the achievements of women in the arts. HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women explores the story of women in the ancient world through the depictions of goddesses, heroines, mythological characters, and everyday women in the Museum’s collection of classical antiquities. The exhibition highlights objects that speak to the role of women in the ancient world, their myths and stories, from Aphrodite and Athena to Amazon Warriors to women of the everyday. These roles are examined through the museum’s collection of statues, fragments, vessels, and objects from daily life.