January 2016: Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms: A Preview


Jan 31, 2016 at 3pm

The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture

Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World: A Preview

Dr. Kyriaki Karoglou


The Hellenistic period, the three centuries between the death of Alexander the Great of Macedon in 323 BC and the establishment of the Roman Empire at the end of the first century BC, was a critical era in the history of Greek art that has traditionally received less attention than earlier periods. This major international loan exhibition examines the rich diversity of art forms that arose through the patronage of the royal courts of the Hellenistic Kingdoms. Special emphasis is placed on Pergamon, capital of the Attalid dynasty which ruled over large parts of Asia Minor. A wide variety of artworks, including marble, bronze, and terracotta sculptures, gold jewelry, vessels of glass and precious metals, engraved gems, and coinage, highlight the innovations and technical mastery achieved by Hellenistic artists, whose enduring legacy profoundly influenced Roman art.

Unless otherwise noted Lectures are on Sundays at 3pm in Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College,
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road), Grymes Hill, Staten Island, NY 10301

AIA lectures (Oct 18 & April 24) are FREE and open to all
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And Wagner Faculty and Staff – Please show ID
Others may attend ASSI lectures for a $5.00 donation or may join the ASSI at the door.

Meet the speaker over coffee and cake following each lecture
For more information write: The Archaeology Society of Staten Island P.O. Box 140504
Staten Island, NY 10314-0504

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