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2014 Lecture Series

Location: The Bruce Museum Bantle Lecture Hall
Address: 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT
Time: Meetings are always at 8 p.m.
Member Rates: Free to AAG and Bruce Museum members
Non-member rates: $15 for the public at the door
(students free with student ID)
Lecture Series Telephone: (203) 869-0376

The Archaeological Associates of Greenwich (the AAG) has announced a new series of lectures for the Spring of 2014. The programs, featuring noted experts on a variety of archaeological topics, will be held in Bantle Lecture Hall at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut. Programs are free to AAG and Bruce Museum members and $15 at the door for the public. AAG yearly membership tax deductible$50.00

Thursday, April 17th, at 8 pm. Drawing the Parthenon Sculptures
:  Professor Katherine Schwab. Topic: Dr. Schwab began experimenting with drawing techniques during her close examination of the damaged Parthenon metopes on the east and north sides of the temple. Through a series of experiments she explored compositions from the perspective of an archaeologist. Beginning in 2014, “An Archaeologist’s Eye: the Parthenon drawings of Katherine A. Schwab” will tour the U.S. Her talk with focus on a selection of her drawings.

Thursday, May 15th at 8 pm. Egyptomania: Our Three-Thousand Year Old Fascination with the Land of the Pharaohs
Speaker: Professor Bob Brier (affectionately known as Mr. Mummy). Topic: The talk will be based on his new book of that title and will discuss the events that fanned the flames, including Caligula bringing obelisks to Rome, Napoleon’s Egypt Campaign, obelisks coming to Paris, London and New York and, of course, the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. He’ll also talk about the collectibles spawned from Victorian jewelry to fabulous 1920s sheet music (Old King Tut was a Wise Old Nut.

Thursday, June 19th, at 8 pm.  Women in Minoan Art and Society
Speaker: Yale Professor Karen Polinger Foster Topic: Unlike their counterparts in the rest of the Bronze Age world, women seem to have played major secular and religious roles in Minoan Crete. Dr. Foster’s talk will highlight their representation in painting sculpture and other works of art, mainly from the palace of Knossos on Crete.