The Muses Project. A Dialogue Between Art and Science.
Reflecting their prehistoric heyday, the nine muses have remained connected with their traditional objects. As the arts and sciences have evolved through the centuries, the muses have become emblematic of man’s general ability to study and investigate. Therefore, The Muses Project is inspired by their ancient variety to bring the visual arts into fruitful dialogue with the following nine fields of scientific study, in the order in which these deities appear in the Sarcophagus of the Muses (c. 125) of the Louvre Museum – Clio, muse of history with physics / chemistry; Thalia, muse of comedy with sociology / gender studies; Erato, muse of lyric poetry with computer science; Euterpe, muse of music with geometry / mathematics; Polyhymnia, muse of hymns with biology / medicine; Calliope, muse of epic poetry with economic & political science; Terpsichore, muse of dance and chorus with geography / geology; Urania, muse of astronomy and astrology with astronomy; and Melpomene, muse of tragedy with anthropology / ethnic studies.
Chania Museum of Contemporary Art