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WestportREADS: Looting Through the Ages

Wed, February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Logo of WestportREADS 2024 with cover of THE ART THIEF by Michael Finkel

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From Egyptian tombs to Mesopotamian palaces and Mexican pyramids, art has been stolen from its original owners and contexts for reasons including personal gain, use as war trophies, upholding political agendas, and more. In this slide presentation, Dr. Marice Rose will discuss the theft and looting of antiquities in ancient times and the present. The talk will include discussion of current cultural heritage debates over contested objects from around the world.

Marice Rose, PhD, is Professor of Art History & Visual Culture and Chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts at Fairfield University. She is a specialist in art of the Late Roman empire, with publications on topics such as ancient hairstyling and domestic decoration. Her current research concerns contemporary artists’ receptions of ancient Roman statues. In 2020 she was awarded the Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Teaching.

This event is being held as part of the WestportREADS 2024 celebration and the selected book, The Art Thief, by Michael Finkel. Explore the WestportREADS page for more.

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Wed, February 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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