Public Lecture and Presentation
April 16, 2008
Sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, and the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Socratis Mavrommatis, who has spent 30 years as chief photographer of the Acropolis Restoration Service, has given Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery a generous gift of twenty-three of his photographs, several of which have never before been shown. The photographer made the official presentation to Academic Vice President Orin Grossman, and Diana Mille, director of the Walsh Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, following a short public lecture in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room.
Since 1979, Mavrommatis has worked tirelessly and meticulously for the Hellenic Ministry of Culture in the Acropolis Restoration Project. His creative approach to documenting the damage and wear inflicted on the monuments by both nature and man during 25 centuries and the restorative work done on the monuments is remarkable.
This event was sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, and the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.