Leading Etruscan scholar to discuss mysterious culture
2/5/2013, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Alexandra Carpino, professor of art history at Northern Arizona University, will deliver the American Institute of Archaeologyís Ferdinando and Sarah Cinelli Lecture in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology.
The lecture is titled "Etruscan Faces: From the Symbolic to the Real." Carpino will focus on the Etruscans' development of naturalistic portraiture, one of the major contributions of this intriguing culture that flourished in Italy from the late eighth century BCE to the first century BCE. Many features of their cultural heritage were adopted later by the Romans.
Among the co-sponsors for this lecture are Vanderbilt's History of Art Goldberg Lecture Series and the Department of Classical Studies. Those who plan to attend are requested to call the Parthenon at 615-862-8431 to reserve their seats.