Scylla: The Ugly Truth Revealed

An Exhibition Inspired by Madeline Miller’s novel Circe

Circe’s Bouquet by Ann-Marie Gillett; acrylic paint, colored pencil and hand painted artist tape.

View the online exhibition.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is pleased to present an invitational of original artwork responding the novel, Circe, by Madeline Miller. Circe is an award-winning story that reimagines the life of Circe, sorceress of The Odyssey. Since 2007 the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read has awarded funding to Attleboro’s 1ABC Committee for its engaging city-wide reading programs.

Attleboro is one of 84 national cities or towns selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program in 2020.

Scylla – The Ugly Truth Revealed,is an exhibition of visual art interpretations of six-headed, ravenous monsters based on the themes from the best-selling book. The exhibition appeared in-gallery from September 11th – 18th. The companion online exhibition is accessible through the end of Attleboro’s NEA Big Read – October 22, 2020.


Hawk, Circe, for my yellow eyes… by Abby Rovaldi; pen and ink wash on paper. Rovaldi’s work appears as the brand image for the 2020 NEA Big Read: Attleboro and will be on view during Scylla: The Ugly Truth Revealed.

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Exhibiting Artists

  • Laura White Carpenter
  • Monica DeSalvo
  • Liz Sibley Fletcher
  • Ann-Marie Gillett
  • Ellie Huntress
  • Gwendolyn Lanier
  • Madeleine Lord
  • Susan Medyn
  • Emily Oliveira
  • Theresa Pedrotti
  • Ellen Shattuck Pierce
  • Nora Rabins*
  • Lisa Redburn
  • Linda Rodgers
  • Abby Rovaldi
  • Heather Stivison
  • Kerry St. Pierre
  • Jess Tracey

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