Using as a point of the departure the Ancient Art Department's recently purchased volute-krater attributed to the Baltimore Painter, this presentation explores the unique imagery found on Apulian vases, particularly on those vases of monumental scale, which not only reflects their funerary use, but also provides clear evidence for frequent dramatic performances (both tragedies and comedies) in this region despite the lack of evidence for permanent theaters.
This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Elios Charitable Foundation. The Art of South Italian Vases is Part V of five lectures in The Eye of the Painter: Ancient Greek Pottery series.
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February 26, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Art of South Italian Vases
Legion of Honor, Florence Gould Theater
Presented by Keely Heuer Dietrich von Bothmer Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Admission: The lecture is free to the public; suggested donation of $5 is welcome