This Wednesday, March 28th, Dr. Sarah Betzer will present a lecture, titled “Moving Statues: Towards an Eighteenth-Century Ontology of the Antique,” as a part of the Art History department’s Spring Lecture Series.
Dr. Betzer, an associate professor at University of Virginia, describes her research as such: “While masterworks of ancient sculpture had long been the focus of connoisseurial and artistic admiration, the second half of the eighteenth century witnessed a sea of change in how these objects were viewed and in how they were mobilized for thinking through questions of aesthetics. This paper probes the key elements at the heart of antique sculpture’s newly consolidated artistic and art philosophical centrality by way of interlocking circuits of objects and artists, viewers and collectors, during the golden age of the Grand Tour.”
The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Betzer’s talk will begin at 3pm, with a reception afterward. We hope to see you there!