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Maeve Gately at the ruins of Vasliki, another Minoan site near Gournia.
Digging Through the Dust
Last night I dreamt of Pacheia Ammos. Though it was still mid-summer, there was already a feeling of nostalgia in the air, and a chill wind blew along the seafront and through the empty cafés. I walked from one room to the next, searching for somewhere to stay, while Greek men pointed me in a different direction each time I asked. I climbed concrete stairs to the top of the Golden Beach Hotel, and watched the ferry boats in the distance, loaded with cars and bound for faraway places. Then I heard Greek music wafting up from the Taverna below, thought of dancing, and awoke. More ...
The Pacheia Ammos beachfront.
A Shift in Perspective
When you tell people you are spending the summer on an archaeological dig, those who have any experience with excavations begin to tell you how it will affect your daily life. More ...
The INSTAP center for East Crete, where finds from the field are analyzed.
Gately ’12 and Acquisto ’13 Uncover Minoan Past in Crete
In 1600 B.C., during the Minoan civilization on Crete, Gournia was bustling with the activity of a small city, with construction of the enormous central palace underway. Working with John McEnroe, the John and Anne Fischer Professor in Fine Arts, Maeve Gately ’12 and Kiernan Acquisto ’13 are excavating the site to learn more about its ancient past. More ...
McEnroe Publishes Book about Minoan Crete Architecture
John McEnroe, the John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Art, has published Architecture of Minoan Crete: Constructing Identity in the Aegean Bronze Age with the University of Texas Press. More ...
Stephen J. Goldberg
Goldberg Publishes Book Chapter About Chinese Visual Art
Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg published a chapter titled “Philosophical Reflection and Visual Art in Traditional China” in Asian Texts--Asian Contexts: Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions, edited by David Jones and E.R. Klein (SUNY Press, 2010). More ...
<em>Four Figure Composition</em> by Wyndham Lewis
Emerson Gallery Loans Painting to Madrid Museum
The Emerson Gallery is lending a painting by Percy Wyndham Lewis from its collection to Fundación Juan March, an art museum in Madrid, Spain, for Wyndham Lewis, 1882-1957. This exhibition, which opens on Feb. 5, brings together drawings and paintings by the British artist from across Europe and the United States. The loaned work was a gift to the gallery from Omar S. ’51 and Elizabeth Pound. More ...
John McEnroe
McEnroe Publishes Excavation Report
John McEnroe, the John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Art, contibuted to the most recent volume of the Pseira excavation reports published by the Institute of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) press. Originally excavated in 1906-1907 by Richard Seager, Pseira was an important Bronze Age harbor town located on an islet just off the north coast of Crete. McEnroe was the project architect for the collaborative Greek-American team that devoted many years to the exhaustive reinvestigation of the site. More ...
Stephen J. Goldberg
Goldberg Publishes in Comparative and Continental Philosophy
Stephen J. Goldberg, associate professor of art history, published an essay in the journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy titled “The Gestural Imagination: Toward a Phenomenology of Duration in the Art of Chinese Calligraphy.” The essay appeared in the November 2009 issue. More ...
Steve Goldberg
Goldberg Gives Talk in Tennessee
Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg delivered a lecture titled “At Utopia’s Edge: From Social Realism to Socialist Realism in China and North Korea,” on Dec. 4 at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tenn. This visual presentation traced the development of the art of socialist realism in the People’s Republic of China from its origins in the social realism of the modern woodcut movement. More ...
Steve Goldberg
Goldberg Conducts Asian Art Workshop
Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg conducted a two-day workshop, Frames of Engagement: Looking at Asia Through Art, at Middlesex Community College, on Nov. 7-8. The event was supported by the Asian Studies Development Program, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i. More ...
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