Traveling Exhibitions

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).

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 Read what The Washington Post had to say about the exhibition.


Greek Consulate General in New York, 69 East 78th Street, New York, NY; Jan. 16 to March 7, 2014

Greek Embassy/Smithsonian Associates, Washington, D.C.; April 14 to August 1, 2014

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; Sept. 13 – Dec. 7, 2014

Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; Feb. 21 – March 29, 2015

California State University, Sacramento, CA; Spring 2015

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR; Nov. 15 – Feb. 15, 2016

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; March 31 – July 3, 2016

The Nashville Parthenon, Nashville, TN; September 4, 2016 – January 1, 2017

National Tour of Parthenon Drawings by Fairfield University Professor Opens in NYC 

Article on exhibition in Greek News Online


For more information, please contact:
Carey Mack Weber
Registrar and Collections Manager
University Museums, Fairfield University
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2499



From Italy to America: Photographs of Anthony Riccio

February 1 - March 30, 2012

bell_riccio_travelFor 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.

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Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(March 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013)

Il Comune di Ravello
Palazzo Tolla
via San Giovanni del Toro, 1
Ravello (SA) Italy
(October 6, 2013 - April 6, 2014)


Related Information

Press Release | Exhibition Specifications