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Lecture, 9/20

Originally Posted on admin, September 20, 2008

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Lecture, 9/20: “New Hellenistic and Roman Galleries: The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

 

WHO:  Dr. Carlos Picon, Curator in Charge, Department of Greek and Roman Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

TITLE:  “New Hellenistic and Roman Galleries: The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

WHERE:  Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College

WHEN:  Saturday, September 20, 4 p.m.

CONTACT:  984-6000 (St. John’s College switchboard)

DETAILS:  Sponsored in conjunction with Thaw Charitable Trust. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

St. John’s College and the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust sponsor a special presentation by Dr. Carlos Picon, Curator in Charge, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Saturday, September 20, at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall. The subject of Dr. Picon’s discussion and power point presentation is “New Hellenistic and Roman Galleries: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” and his presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. This event is open to the public and free of charge. 

Dr. Picon received his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University. Opened to the public in April 2007, the New Hellenistic and Roman Galleries contain thousands of works of classical art from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is essentially a “museum within a museum” for the Metropolitan’s world-renowned collection of Hellenistic, Etruscan, South Italian, and Roman art. As Curator in Charge, Dr. Picon was responsible for the development and installation of this work. Picon joined the Met in 1990, after spending four years as the curator of Western antiquities at the San Antonio Museum of Art.