Guest Lecturer to Present ‘ Interplay of Words and Images on the Arch of Constantine’

Art Historian Ann Kuttner to speak at The College of Wooster on April 17

08 April 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — Ann Kuttner, distinguished art historian at the University of Pennsylvania, will present "A Talking Monument: the Interplay of Words and Images on the Arch of Constantine" on Friday, April 17, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 009 of Severance Hall (943 College Mall), beginning at noon.

Kuttner's innovative research on Hellenistic and Roman art ranges widely, from Roman houses, villas, and landscapes to the relationships between texts and monuments; from the history of collecting to the monuments of Numidian kings and their negotiation with Rome; and from ancient spectacles to violence in ancient art. Her talk will focus on the Arch of Constantine in Rome and how its inscriptions work with its images. The lecture is open to a general audience, with a particular focus on students majoring in classical studies, art hstory, history, archaeology, and religious studies.

Kuttner's lecture is sponsored by the Hewlett Mellon Fund for Institutional Renewal, the Department of Classical Studies, and Eta Sigma Phi Classical Studies honor society. Additional information is available by phone (330-287-1932) or e-mail.