Image of faculty member, Katherine Schwab

Dr. Katherine A. Schwab

Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
kaschwab@fairfield.edu
o: Canisius Hall Rm 308
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Beautiful images of the Greek Ancient past

The honorable George Iliopoulos, Consul General of Greece in New York, was on hand for the Jan. 15 opening reception of "An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab," a new traveling exhibition of Dr. Schwab's illuminating works depicting the sacking of Troy and other ancient battles between the Olympian Gods and the Earth-born Giants. The exhibition opened at the Greek Consulate and will travel to several sites across the country through 2016.

Published in Greek News on January 26


Seeing the Parthenon's past through sketches: Katherine Schwab's drawings

Though many scholars study the better preserved parts of the Parthenon - such as its controversial frieze - Fairfield University art historian Katherine Schwab instead devoted countless hours to examining the more damaged rectangular panels, or metopes, of the Parthenon's East and North sides.

Published in The National Herald, A Weekly Greek American Publication on 11/13/09


Schwab's Parthenon drawings go on display Tuesday

Schwab was honored this summer when gray-scale images scanned from 26 of her original research drawings of the Parthenon's east and north metopes (the spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze) became part of the permanent installation in the Parthenon Gallery of the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.

Published in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times on 10/20/09


Elaborate Grecian hairstyles copied from Acropolis Museum statues come to life on Fairfield University student volunteers

Dr. Katherine Schwab, associate professor of art history, arranged for Acropolis Museum caryatid coiffures to come to life on six student volunteers. News 12 CT interviewed Dr. Schwab and filmed one of the elaborate hair styles as it was being completed.  The exercise was designed to determine whether or not the sculptors invented an artistic convention or used real hairstyles.

Appeared on News 12 Connecticut on 4/26/09