Professor of Art and Art History Thomas Noble Howe will deliver the opening plenary lecture: “Bold Imitator: The Arrival of the Greek Monumental ‘Orders,’ the Autodidact Polymath Architect and the Apollonion of Syracuse” at the conference Fonte Aretusa Πηγὴ Ἀρέθουσα, Third Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Heritage of Western Greece, with special emphasis on: Μίμησις – Μimēsis: imitation, emulation, representation, reenactment, at the Sicily Center for International Education in Syracuse, Sicily, May 25–28, 2017. The invitation is the third in the last year which relates to recent interest in his dissertation “The Invention of the Doric Order” (Harvard 1985) on what is arguably the most controversial topic in architectural history, the creation of the Greek architectural “orders” (column types). The lecture proposes that the methodology which is generally used in architectural design classes, such as his own architecture studios, should be applied to questions of architectural history. Howe also will be chairing a session. The lecture will be in English, the chaired session in Italian. The lecture reprises a topic presented recently: that the profession of architect did not rise from the profession of builders.
Professor of Art Victoria Star Varner had two prints selected for the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, by Fredya Spira, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The juror reviewed 632 prints from 294 artists from 24 countries and 32 U.S. states. Varner’s prints, “Crossed Paths: Short Version” and “Path Over Tienanmen” will be on view from June 4—Aug. 27 at the Center.
Professor of Art and Art History, Chair of Art History, and Coordinator General of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation Thomas Howe will give an invited lecture, “Strolling with Power: New Light on Movement and Viewing in the Elite Villas of Stabiae,” at the conference “Gasparow Readings: Literature and Politics in Classical Antiquity” on Apr. 21. The conference is jointly organized by Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) and by Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). It will be held at the RANEPA premises in the south-west of Moscow. Howe was invited to chair one of the sessions. The lecture will be in English with Russian translation.