Thursday, April 29, 2021

Frances Gallart Marqués on "Terracotta Figurines from the Field to the Museum"


Rescheduled for Monday, May 3 at 6pm - please register via the St. Thomas Dept of Art History homepage

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SPEAKER: Frances Gallart Marqués, PhD, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis and Harvard Art Museums

DESCRIPTION: In the 1870s, thousands of ancient terracotta figurines were discovered in cemeteries surrounding the small city of Tanagra in Greece. The brightly colored figures, many of which depicted young women, became a sensation with Victorian audiences and inspired new works by painters, musicians, and writers. In this talk, Frances Gallart Marqués will discuss the ramifications of the figurines’ discovery and the ways in which archaeologists and museums deal with their legacy today.

This talk is co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas Department of Art History

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