CANCELED: Nix Mann Endowed Lecture
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates.
What is ‘classical art’? Why is it that some ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, but only some Greek and Roman artifacts, got to move across cultures and time, assuming a ‘classical’ status and dictating culture as they go?
In this year’s Nix Mann Endowed Lecture titled “The Shifting Shape of Classical Art” Caroline Vout, professor of Classics and director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, examines how different periods have reinvented what classical art is through digging, dealing, drawing. It ends by asking whether classical art has a future.
In 1992 the architectural firm of Nix Mann & Associates (now Perkins + Will) endowed this lecture to bring distinguished speakers to campus on an annual basis.