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Kleiner to Lecture at Bowdoin on Roman Women

Story posted May 15, 1997


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Diana E. E. Kleiner, the Dunham Professor of Classics and History of Art and Deputy Provost for the Arts at Yale University, will deliver a lecture titled "Roman Women Inside, Outside, and Above the Atrium" at Bowdoin College on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center.

The lecture, which is open to the public free of charge, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Within the Atrium: A Context for Roman Daily Life, currently on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. In her lecture, Kleiner will attempt to demonstrate that women had a major impact on Roman domestic life and on preserving for posterity a record of that life, and also on the creation and implementation of Roman public policy.

Kleiner is a noted scholar and teacher of Roman art and culture, known worldwide for her expertise in Roman sculpture. She is the author of numerous books on Roman art and its political and social context, including Roman Group Portraiture, The Funerary Reliefs of the Late Republic and Early Empire, and Roman Imperial Funerary Altars with Portraits. Her recent book, Roman Sculpture, is a comprehensive survey of the field which has become the fundamental reference on the sculpture of Rome for students, specialists, and the general public. Kleiner is currently co- curator of the exhibition, I, Claudia: Women in Ancient Rome, which opened at Yale in September 1996, traveled to San Antonio, Texas, and is now in Raleigh, N.C.

This lecture is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art, its exhibitions and programs are open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays. For more information please call the museum at (207) 725-3275.

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