Dr. Nancy Ramage, Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts Emerita at Ithaca College, speaks about the multilayered history of one of the DMA's newest acquisitions, a marble bust of Herakles that reveals the talents of three artistic hands. As a pastiche of two antiquities rendered by Rococo sculptor Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, this work joins a small group of Roman sculptures at the DMA and offers lessons about Greek religion, Roman military commemoration, and the 18th-century restoration of ancient statues for the benefit of wealthy patrons. This lecture is sponsored by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology.
May 5, 2016
- Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology