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Co-curators of When the Greeks Ruled Egypt at the Art Institute of Chicago were Mary Greuel, Elizabeth McIlvaine Assistant Curator of Ancient Art in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Dr. Emily Teeter, consultant, and Karen Alexander.

Mary Greuel

Mary Greuel, The Elizabeth McIlvaine Assistant Curator of Ancient Art, has worked at The Art Institute since 1984. She was the project manager for the installation of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. She co-curated the AIC version of the When the Greeks Ruled:  Egypt after Alexander the GreatThe Human Figure in Early Greek Art and Pharaohs of the Sun:  Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamen. Additionally, she curated a focus installation Neither Man Nor Beast:  Animal Images on Ancient Coins for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s installation of The Centaur’s Smile:  The Human Animal in Early Greek Art.

Emily Teeter

Dr. Teeter is an Egyptologist, Research Associate and Coordinator of Special Exhibits at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. She has curated temporary and permanent exhibits of Egyptian art at the Oriental Institute Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. The author and co-author of a wide range of popular and scholarly publications, her most recent books include: Religion and Ritual in Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt: Treasures from the Collection of the Oriental InstituteEgypt and the Egyptians; and The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt.

Karen B. Alexander

Karen B. Alexander is a life trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago and contributor to: Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago.

ISAW’s curator for the Institute’s presentation of the exhibition.

Roberta Casagrande-Kim

Dr. Roberta Casagrande-Kim is Post Doctoral Curatorial Associate at the Department of Exhibitions and Public Programs at ISAW. Dr. Casagrande-Kim holds a B.A. in Christian Archaeology from the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Roman Art and Archaeology from Columbia University. Curator of Mapping and Measuring Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity, Dr. Casagrande-Kim is a specialist in Roman funerary practices and beliefs in the Afterlife, Late Antique urbanism, and Greco-Roman mapping. She has worked extensively in archaeological excavations in Italy, Israel, and Turkey, and has served as the Assistant Field Director at the Amheida excavations (Egypt) since 2010. She is currently working at the publication of the pictorial Graffiti of the basilica of Smyrna, Turkey, and of a bronze hoard from a domestic context at Amheida.