10/17/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
10/24/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
10/25/2018 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
Photograph of the lecturer: Kimberly Cassibry

Exhibition Lecture: Seeing the Supernatural

Art and Religion in Roman Gaul

Kimberly Cassibry

This talk explores the role of art in Gallic religion before, during, and after Caesar’s conquest. The Gauls themselves left few written documents about their religious beliefs, possibly because the druids insisted on the oral transmission of knowledge. The material record reveals that they had not necessarily imagined their gods in human form before conquest, though they were accustomed to appeasing supernatural forces with gifts of exquisitely crafted metalwork. After annexation, the inscribed and sculpted stone monuments that they began to dedicate bear witness to a fascinating era of experimentation, when their newly imagined gods were represented alongside Greek and Roman ones for the first time. In reassessing the role of art in Gallic religion, this talk sheds new light on the rich cultural heritage of the Roman Empire’s provinces.
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10/30/2018 07:00 PM La Maison Française

Exhibition Lecture: The Cabinet des médailles

Luxury and Power from Ancient Rome to Modern France

Clare Fitzgerald

The lecture, presented at La Maison Française, is held in conjunction with the exhibition Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, on view at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th St., from October 17 to January 6. Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and La Maison Française. NO RSVP REQUIRED
10/31/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
11/07/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
11/10/2018 05:30 PM ISAW Galleries
Photograph of Joan Chiverton

Exhibition Gallery Event: Sketch Night

Joan Chiverton

Please join illustrator and teaching artist Joan Chiverton for an evening 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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11/14/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
11/15/2018 06:00 PM ISAW Galleries
Photograph of Wendy Yothers

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 silversmithing 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.
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11/21/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
11/28/2018 12:00 PM ISAW Galleries

Exhibition Gallery Talk: Object Histories

Clare Fitzgerald and Rachel Herschman

Join us in the galleries for a 20 minute in-depth discussion of a single object from Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury. Every Wednesday from October 17 - December 19 we will focus on one object and explore its specific history, iconography, and manufacture in this brief lunchtime talk. Each discussion will feature a different object and visitors are welcome to return for a fresh conversation each week. Clare Fitzgerald is Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator, and Rachel Herschman is Curatorial Assistant, both at ISAW.
11/29/2018 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
Photograph of Kenneth Lapatin

Exhibition Lecture: A Roman Temple Treasure

The Berthouville Silver and Its Contexts

Kenneth Lapatin

Discovered accidentally by a farmer in rural Normandy in 1830, the spectacular hoard of gilt silver statuettes and exquisitely crafted vessels known as the Berthouville Treasure was originally dedicated to the Gallo-Roman god Mercury. After four years of painstaking conservation by Getty Museum conservators, viewers can now appreciate the splendor of these artifacts and the insights they provide about ancient art, religion, technology, and cultural exchange. This lecture explores those topics, and more, offering a fresh look at these rare survivals of ancient Roman metal work.
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