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PICTURING POMPEII FROM THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE VICTORIAN ERA

Speaker: T. BARTON THURBER, Ph.D., Curator of European Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Art History Lecture

Wednesday, November 18th at 6 PM at 301 Williams Hall

Reception to follow

The systematic excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum beginning in the eighteenth century captured the imagination of scholars, visitors, and artists alike. The discovery of lavish residences and personal artifacts transformed the idea of the Roman world. Over the years, as a wealth of information was increasingly documented and published, artists recorded their firsthand impressions and created idealized reconstructions. These images illuminate the growing understanding of antiquity and reflect the perspectives of their own time.

T. BARTON THURBER, Ph.D., Curator of European Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Bart received his doctoral degree from Harvard University in 1994. He worked for seveal years at the National Gallery of Art and later held postdoctoral appointments at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C. Bart arrived at Dartmouth College in 1998, where he has organized a variety of exhibitions ranging from Renaissance prints to Early Modern paintings. His publications include articles, reviews, and exhibition catalogues on diverse subjects, including the architecture of Andrea Palladio, French landscape painting, and mythological prints from Mantegna to Picasso.

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