The English traveler Edward Dodwell and the Italian artist Simone Pomardi toured Greece in 1805‒1806. Together they drew 1,000 pictures of Greece while it was still part of the Ottoman Empire, in the last years before it became an independent state. Most of these watercolors and drawings are now in the care of the Packard Humanities Institute. This illustrated lecture will introduce the collection and its place in our understanding of the antiquities of Greece.
This lecture is part of the Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World exhibition lecture series. The exhibition opens at the Legion of Honor on Saturday, 28 October 2017 and closes on Sunday, 7 January 2018.
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Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
Greece in 1805: The Travels and Paintings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor
Prof. John McKesson Camp II
AAC member/free; general/$5 donation suggested