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Dr. Katherine A. Schwab

Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
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An archaeologist's eye: The Parthenon drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

Dr. Katherine Schwab, professor of art history, discussed her work studying and drawing parts of the Parthenon. "It would not surprise me if many artists recognized this subtle sense of connecting with the work of the sculpton(s) {of} long ago," she said.

Published in The Washington Post on 6/8/14


British music hall show onstage in Kensington

Dr. Katherine Schwab, professor of art history, talked with The Washington Post about connecting with ancient architects while drawing the 35 pieces that make up her traveling exhibition An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab, which is on view at the Washington, D.C.-based Embassy of Greece through August 1, 2014. "It would not surprise me if many artists recognized this subtle sense of connecting with the work of the sculptor(s) [of] long ago," she remarks. All in all, she says, the process was "very humbling."

Published in The Washington Post on 6/7/14


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