This lecture treats the 19th century discovery and exhibition history of the famous Louvre terracotta sarcophagus. It soon inspired a number of other major museums to collect related works and sometimes impressive forgeries. The lecture explains how such errors of judgment were made by expert connoisseurs as well as pointing out the mistakes made by forgers.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
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.
April 26, 2014, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Louvre Etruscan Sarcophagus and Its Progeny
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Prof. Richard De Puma, Emeritus Professor, Art History, University of Iowa
Admission: AAC members/Free. General/Suggested donation $5