Friday, April 29, 2005

Diana Kleiner

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Diana E. E. Kleiner is an art historian known worldwide for her expertise on Roman sculpture. Professor Kleiner is the Dunham Professor of Classics and History of Art, and Deputy Provost for the Arts at Yale University, and is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman art and its political and social context. Her books Roman Group Portraiture: The Funerary Reliefs of the Late Republic and Early Empire, and Roman Imperial Funerary Altars with Portraits are considered the definitive works in their field. Her more recent book, Roman Sculpture has become the fundamental reference on the sculpture of Rome for students, specialists, and the general public. Along with a colleague at Yale, she curated an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, entitled 'I, Claudia: Women in Ancient Rome,' which opened at Yale in September 1996, and traveled to San Antonio, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibition, which was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, brought together some of the finest works of Roman art in the United States and was accompanied by a catalogue of the same name. In 2000, it was followed by a sequel volume: I, Claudia II: Women in Roman Art and Society. Professor Kleiner's courses at Yale, where she has taught since 1980, focus on subjects such as Augustan Rome, Roman sculpture, Roman architecture, and women in Roman art."

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