Greek Art and Archeology Expert to Lecture on Development of Western Greek Culture
Wed, 02/09/2011 - 1:26pm
Greek art and archeology expert Barbara Barletta will present a lecture on the early art of Western Greece and the relationships with other cultures that influenced Greek development. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Whitman Room of UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, and will explore architecture, sculpture and painting. The event is free and open to the public.
Barletta is a professor at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she was recognized as a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor in 2002. She has received a number of grants and fellowships, including the Rome Prize/Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome, a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship and a Whitehead Visiting Professorship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Her publications include two books, "Ionic Influence in Archaic Sicily: The Monumental Art," and "The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders," as well as articles and book chapters.
The talk is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Classics Department and the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information contact Laurel Taylor, UNC Asheville classics lecturer and president of the WNC Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, at 828.251.6290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.