An Archaeologist's Eye:
The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab
In 2005 the American art historian and archaeologist Katherine Schwab (b. 1954) began experimenting with graphite and pastel pencil on paper to develop a new method of recording her observations of the Parthenon east and north metopes. A tension emerges between what is preserved and what has been lost, creating a theme of presence within absence.
Schwab's drawings arise from the intersection of artistic ability and archaeological expertise. Through the process of drawing Schwab has made new observations and discoveries that have contributed to our larger understanding of the east and north metope series.
Her drawings are divided into three sections. The first includes 16 pastel and graphite drawings of the east metopes which has the theme of the Olympian gods fighting the Earthborn giants. The second section shows 12 graphite drawings of the Sacking of Troy. Seven graphite drawings comprise the third section, which is devoted to a selection of figures from the Parthenon pediments and frieze.
The exhibition is organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University, Creighton University (Omaha), and the Timken Museum of Art (San Diego).
An Archeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab will be on exhibit at the Consulate General of Greece in New York City from January 15 to March 7, 2014.
From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio
February 1 - March 30, 2012
For Anthony Riccio (b. 1952), a picture truly is worth a thousand words. For the past four decades, the New Haven, Connecticut native has documented, in word and image, the experiences of Italians and Italian-Americans not only in Southern Italy - from Lazio to Sicily - but also in two culturally rich immigrant communities in America, Boston's North End and New Haven's "Little Italy."
Divided into three units, Italy - Boston - New Haven - From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio features twenty-six black and white photographs by Mr. Riccio. Also included are audio clips excerpted from his lengthy interviews with his subjects as they reminisced about the changes they experienced and witnessed in their lives.
Curated by Fairfield University's Drs. Jill Deupi (Director of the Bellarmine Museum of Art and Assistant Professor of Art History) and Mary Ann Carolan (Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures/Director, Italian Studies Program), this exhibition was organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut).
"From Italy to America - Photographs of Anthony Riccio" was made possible through the generous support of Nestlé Waters North America, and its S. Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, which is sourced in the Italian Alps, and the National Endowment for the Humanities: because democracy demands wisdom.
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(March 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013)
Il Comune di Ravello
via San Giovanni del Toro, 1
Ravello (SA) Italy
(October 6, 2013 - April 6, 2014)
For more information, please contact:
Carey Mack Weber
Registrar and Collections Manager
University Museums, Fairfield University
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2499