Late Night Talk: Fantastic Beasts: Harry Potter and the Medieval Bestiary

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Mythological beasts and J. K. Rowling’s unique spin on them are at the core of the Harry Potter series. Dr. Melissa Aaron, Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cal Poly Pomona, will look at the genesis of Rowling’s magical creatures through the medieval bestiary, or “book of beasts.” Aaron will discuss medieval and Renaissance depictions of these creatures and their adaptation for the Potterverse, including the new Fantastic Beasts films.

This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

 

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$15 public, $10 students (with valid ID), FREE for DMA Members, FREE for children