Queering the Collection: Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

February 11, 2023, 2–3 p.m.
Anthony Moll, wearing white glasses in front of a bookshelf.

Location: Ancient World Galleries, Level 2 of the Centre Street building
Registration required.

Educator, poet, and writer Anthony Moll joins Lisa Anderson-Zhu, Associate Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean at the Walters, to discuss ancient Greek and Roman culture through the lens of homosexuality and the military, using objects in the Walters collection. Traveling through our galleries, Anderson-Zhu and Moll will connect these objects and their art historical contexts to themes in Moll’s book, Out of Step: A Memoir, which tells the story of a queer man in the military.

Queering the Collection is an in-gallery program series that invites queer-identifying perspectives to participate in a conversation that connects art-historical and artistic knowledge about works in our collection. Speakers discuss works of art in our galleries followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


About the Guest Speaker: 

Anthony Moll l is a queer poet, essayist and educator. They are a PhD candidate in English and they hold an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts. Their debut memoir, Out of Step, won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and the 2017 Non/Fiction Prize. Their latest collection, You Cannot Save Here, won the 2022 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, and it is available now wherever books are sold.


February 11, 2023


2–3 p.m.



Supporter Price


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