Ancient Art of the Mediterranean: The Power of Cypriot Art

When and Where

Friday, October 25, 2019 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre Level 1B
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6


William A. Childs


Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

Ancient Art of the Mediterranean

How vivid is the joy in strangeness: The Power of Cypriot Art

Dr. William A. Childs explores the explosion of interest in the art of the Mediterranean in the second half of the 19th century, and how Cypriot works specifically were received in Europe and the Americas. This talk will look at some of the historic archaeological expeditions to the region that built the collections of major institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Louvre, and discuss how Cypriot art has often been perceived by the public and some scholars as lesser than Graeco-Roman works. Dr. Childs’ talk will focus on the powerful and richly expressive traditions of Cypriot Art as masterpieces of the art of the eastern Mediterranean in their own right.

Speaker: William A. Childs

Program Partner:  University of Toronto Archaeology Centre
Supported by The AG Leventis Foundation

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