Art History professor offers insights into Athenian Acropolis at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University

Katherine Schwab, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at Fairfield University, will present "The Athenian Acropolis: New Discoveries" on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The talk, the first of four Director's Choice lectures on selected art topics scheduled for the 2004-05 season, will take place in the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery.

The lecture, which will consider how new technologies made new discoveries possible, will take place in conjunction with "Photographs of the Athenian Acropolis: The Restoration Project," a much-anticipated exhibit that opens at the Walsh on September 15. The exhibit features about 100 photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis, who is documenting more than 25 years of work by the Acropolis Restoration Service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (ARS). This team of experts is charged with preserving and conserving the ancient monuments of one of the most recognized and revered examples of High Classical architecture in the world.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 5, in the gallery. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission to the Director's Choice lecture is $5. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2969.

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Posted on September 9, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 48

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