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"The Pervasiveness of Pigment in Antiquity," Opening-day Symposium for "Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World"

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Reconstructions of the Riace Warriors (A and B), 2015-2016

Reconstructions of the Riace Warriors (A and B), 2015-2016. Copies of the original: National Archaeological Museum, Reggio di Calabria, ca. 460 BC. Bronze cast, copper, colored stones, silver, Japan lacquer. Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Polychromy Research Project, Frankfurt am Main, acquired 2016 as gift from U. Koch-Brinkmann and V. Brinkmann Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater

The Pervasiveness of Pigment in Antiquity
Presented by the Ancient Art Council

"The Splendor of Classical Bronze Statues"
Dr. Vinzenz Brinkmann
Head Curator of Antiquities
Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection, Frankfurt

"Beyond Sculpture: Color in Greece and Rome"
Dr. Kenneth Lapatin
Curator of Antiquities
The J. Paul Getty Museum

"Promising Stories: New Research on Paints and Pigments in Ancient Persia and the Near East"
Dr. Alexander Nagel
Research Associate, Department of Anthropology
Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

"A Portrait’s Palette: A Technical Exploration of Roman-era Paintings from Tebtunis"
Jane Williams
Head Objects Conservator
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Ticket Information

Tickets are available beginning September 1 and are $15 for Ancient Art Council members, museum members, and students; $20 general. Admission into the exhibition Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World is not included. Seating is first-come first-served.

Registration will begin at 9:30 am on the morning of the symposium. Ticketholders, please go to the entrance of the Gunn Theater to sign in.

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This symposium is sponsored by Elizabeth D Moyer Ph.D. and Michael C Powanda Ph.D.

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