Two self-guided walks around the heritage-rich heart of Leeds city…
Tuesday Treasure: Cupid and Psyche. The story of Love and the Soul in Leeds
12 Feb 2019 12pm - 2pm
Join us for a Valentine's journey into the love story of Cupid and Psyche. We promise not to break your heart.Talk
The story of Cupid and Psyche forms the centrepiece of the second-century Latin novel Metamorphoses, or "The Golden Ass".
Join the beautiful princess Psyche through trials and tribulations involving jealous sisters, a husband of mysterious identity, and an epic-style journey to the Underworld. Will the princess unite with her true love? Explore illustrated versions of Apuleius’ epic love story from Special Collections to find out...
From Boccaccio’s Christian allegorical interpretation to sensuous Art Deco illustrations and William Morris’ beautiful woodcuts, samples of this well-known tale will be on display to read and explore.
Material in this month’s Tuesday Treasure has been selected by Dr Regine May, University of Leeds.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
Wheelchair access to the galleries is through the Chemistry Building to the right of the Parkinson Building steps. The entrance is marked “Chemistry” and has ramp access.
The accessible wheelchair entrance opens automatically between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, visitors can press the buzzer above the card reader and speak to a member of staff who can open the door remotely.
It is approximately 70 metres from the wheelchair accessible entrance to the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery and approximately 105 metres to The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.
Assistance dogs are welcome and there are hearing aid induction loops in the galleries.
Large print exhibition guides are available.
Contact us if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
- Family friendly
- Wheelchair access
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