The Bross family generously endowed the Louise Smith Bross Lecture series at the University of Chicago to support related, corresponding lectures at the university and the Art Institute. The Louise Smith Bross Memorial Fund sponsors a triennial series of lectures on aspects of pre-1800 European art and architecture by scholars of international reputation. The gift also subsidizes the publication of the lectures by the University of Chicago Press.
The 2018 Bross Lectures will be presented by Milette Gaifman, associate professor in the history of art and classics at Yale University.
On Friday, May 11, Gaifman will deliver a talk titled “How to View A Dionysiac Monument” in Fullerton Hall at 6:00. This lecture is open to the public and all are welcome. Please use the museum's Michigan Avenue entrance.