The Classical Art Society supports the collection and special projects of the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art through a roster of exciting programs including lectures, international symposia, and exclusive travel opportunities.
For information, please call (312) 443-3697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Special reception with the curators
- Invitation to a private collection tour
- Early access to exhibitions
- Behind-the-scenes tour opportunities
THE J. WILLIAM HOLLAND MEMORIAL LECTURE
Men of Bronze: How Greek Hoplite Warriors Transformed the Classical World
Thursday, September 19 at 6:00
John R. Hale, University of Louisville, presents the epic story of the tradition of the Greek citizen-soldier (hoplite), recounting his quest to recover hoplite weapons and other objects from Greek battles on land and sea.
The Classical Tradition in European Decorative Arts
Wednesday, November 6
Sponsor and Patron members of the Classical Art Society are invited to join curators from European Decorative Arts and Ancient and Byzantine Art for a tour of the European Decorative Arts galleries highlighting the influence of classical antiquity on objects produced in the 18th and 19th centuries. A reception follows.
Sunday, November 17
Members of the Classical Art Society are invited to a performance of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex at the Court Theatre.
The Impact of Provenance in the Market for Antiquities
Thursday, January 30 at 6:00
Silvia Beltrametti, School of the Art Institute, explores the profound impact that provenance records have on the sale of ancient artworks, how they affect the market value of individual objects and how they can be employed to counter claims of illicit trade.
Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene
Wednesday, February 26
Sponsor and Patron members of the Classical Art Society are invited to join curators Liz Siegel and Ashley Arico for a private look at an exhibition revealing mid-19th century views of ancient Egypt. A reception follows.
Visit to the Oriental Institute Museum
Friday, March 20
Members of the Classical Art Society enjoy a viewing of recently redesigned displays exploring the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East with Chief Curator Jean Evans.
Byzantine Enamels in the 19th Century
Thursday, April 30
Elena Boeck, DePaul University, leads a viewing of the Art Institute’s copy of one of the most luxurious books ever dedicated to Byzantine art, a late 19th-century publication of the largest private collection of Byzantine enamels produced up to that period, expanding upon her 2018 lecture to the Classical Art Society. Exclusively for Sponsor and Patron members of the Classical Art Society.
The Empire in the Palace: Assyrian Campaign Reliefs
Thursday, May 28 at 6:00
In the ninth through seventh centuries BC, the rulers of the Assyrian Empire lined the walls of their palaces with carved stone reliefs, many of which depicted their military campaigns across an area stretching from Egypt to Iran. Curator Michael Seymour, Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines the form and meaning of these reliefs, and the ways in which Assyrian art represented the lands of the empire.
Generously supported by the Mary Soleiman Lecture Fund
The lecture will be followed by the Annual Members Dinner
Program details are subject to change.
For more information about the Classical Art Society, please call (312) 443-3697 or email email@example.com.