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AIA Lecture: Hidden in Plain Sight

Three Attic Vases from the Century Association in New York

Jennifer Udell

Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art

At the end of the 19th century Thomas B. Clarke donated four ancient Greek vases to the venerable Century Association, a private club founded by members of the Hudson River School. This talk serves as a public debut for three of the vases —one black-figure and two red-figure—which have been all but lost to the scholarly and academic community since they entered the club's collection in 1891. I address briefly the phenomenon of private New York social clubs and their impressive art collections before turning to the iconography and the style of the vases themselves.

Jennifer Udell received her PhD from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts in 2012. Her dissertation was on the visaliziation of times of day and year on Attic vases. She continues to work primarily on Greek vase iconography. She has been curator of the Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art since June 2007. Prior, she was the Bothmer Fellow in Classical Art at the MMA in 2004/5. After the completion of her fellowship she worked in the Department of Greek and Roman art at the MET on provenance research and as a graduate curatorial assistant in preparation for the opening of the Roman court in April 2007. She published a catalogue of the antiquities collection at Fordham in 2012 and is currently working on several articles on Greek vase painting.

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Event Details

  • 05/04/2017
  • 06:00 PM
  • ISAW Lecture Hall

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