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Classicisms Lecture: Jas’ Elsner

Unidentified Artist, North African, probably Carthage, Head of an Emperor or Female Head (An Empress?), c. 4th–5th century, Carved limestone high relief. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift in memory of John W. McKay, Trail, B.C. Canada

Join art historian and classicist Jas’ Elsner for the talk “Classicism and the Transmission of Antiquity.”

During the talk, Elsner will discuss the ways artworks were viewed in their original context and how they relate to other forms of cultural, social, and spiritual practice. Elsner is the Humfrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art at Corpus Christi College in the University of Oxford.

Free, but space is very limited. Advance registration is required.


Classicisms Lecture Series

This event is part of a series of gallery talks and lectures related to the special exhibition Classicisms. The series features Salvatore Settis (March 30), Jas' Elsner (April 6), Elisabeth Décultot (May 31), and Larry Norman (June 1).


Image: Unidentified Artist, North African, probably Carthage, Head of an Emperor or Female Head (An Empress?), c. 4th–5th century, Carved limestone high relief. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift in memory of John W. McKay, Trail, B.C. Canada, 1979.37.

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