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World Myths and Legends in Art

Location: Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

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The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts offers an online resource for teachers, drawing together works of art inspired by mythology from around the world. For each piece they provide background information and discussion questions.

From the site: “Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued. But even where written records or oral traditions exist, art adds to our understanding of myths and legends.”

[NOTE: This site is currently closed. The link leads to’s backup of the site.]