12/04/2018 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

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A Century of Monuments at Thuburbo Maius, Tunisia

J. Andrew Dufton

12/06/2018 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Exhibition Panel Conversation: The Berthouville Treasure and the Gallo-Roman World

Art, Literature, and Cultural History

The Berthouville Treasure, the largest and best-preserved hoard of silver from the ancient world, presents an exceptional opportunity to consider different aspects of life and culture in the Roman Empire. This panel-style conversation about art, literature, and cultural history will contextualize the Berthouville Treasure within a broader framework of Gallo-Roman and Roman antiquity. Please join art historian Francesco de Angelis (Columbia University), literary scholar James Uden (Boston University), and cultural historian Andrew Johnston (Yale University) in a conversation moderated by Associate Director of Exhibitions and Gallery Curator Clare Fitzgerald (ISAW.)
12/15/2018 04:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Ancient Silversmithing and Modern Practice

Wendy Yothers

The Berthouville Treasure showcases the sophisticated silversmithing technologies employed by ancient artisans to create sumptuous silver sculpture and vessels. Found by chance in the 19th century, this collection has recently undergone extensive conservation and study using modern imaging technologies that revealed new information about the practice of individual artists and that of workshops in Gaul and Rome. Although silvermithing has evolved from how it was practiced in antiquity, much remains startlingly the same. Please join silversmith Wendy Yothers for a gallery conversation about the materials and processes used in ancient silversmithing and how Roman techniques compare with present-day metalworking practices.
01/05/2019 09:00 AM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Event: Sketch Morning

Joan Chiverton

Please join illustrator and teaching artist Joan Chiverton for a morning of sketching in the galleries in conjunction with the exhibition Devotion and Decadence. Develop your drawing skills and discover a new way of seeing as you sketch Roman silver masterpieces and other ancient luxury objects. Following a brief introduction and tutorial, Ms. Chiverton will circulate the galleries and provide individual coaching, if desired. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Participants should bring their own drawing pad or paper with a board. Gallery specific pencils will be provided by ISAW. For conservation reasons pens, pastels, charcoal, and paints need to be kept at home.
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