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Double Take: Marble Sculpture

January 31, 2016, 3 – 3:45 pm
Ancient Greek and Roman Galleries
  • RISDM 56-097 v_02

Roman, Portrait of Agrippina the Younger (detail), ca. 40 CE, Anonymous gift

A carved marble portrait offers insight, not only of the powerful Roman woman depicted, but also of the 18th-century practice of combining ancient pieces with other sculptural elements. Sculptor Elizabeth Lind and Anne Hunnell Chen, visiting assistant professor at Brown University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, discuss the history and construction of the Portrait of Agrippina the Younger.

Double Takes invite specialists to offer views on objects with a focus on artists and the social context and artistic interpretation.

Free.

Double Takes are supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is part of the Pell Humanities Initiative in Rhode Island to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Upcoming Double Take dates include: Multimedia Compositions on 3/4 and Metal and Coconut Beaker 3/13.

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