Art In Context: Mediterranean Pasts, Texas Present: Collecting Antiquities in the Lone Star State
Kimbell Art Museum
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Jessica Powers, The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Western Antiquities, San Antonio Museum of Art, will present “Mediterranean Pasts, Texas Present: Collecting Antiquities in the Lone Star State” as part of the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Art in Context” series, on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. in the Museum auditorium.
In this free lecture, Powers will discuss the growth of a fascination with ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome in Texas, from the study of Greek and Latin in the state’s major universities and the influence of classical architecture on public buildings to the development of private collections of Greek and Roman art. She will share insights on the ancient Greek and Roman masterpieces included in the exhibition From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern.
Powers recently directed the reinstallation of Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections in the Blackburn and Denman Galleries of the San Antonio Museum of Art, which houses one of the largest collections of classical antiquities in the southern United States.