The German Archaeologist and Art Historian Margarete Bieber (1879–1978) and Her Coin Collection
April 16, 2011
Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Damarete Curator of Ancient Coins, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums
Margarete Bieber, the great German scholar of Hellenistic sculpture and Greek and Roman theater, was the first woman to receive the German Archaeological Institute travel fellowship and to become full professor at the University of Giessen. Forced to retire in 1933 because of her Jewish ancestry, she left Germany, eventually securing a position at Columbia University. This talk on an installation of her coins in the gallery of ancient art will focus on Bieber’s life and work, as well as her collection.
Free with the price of admission (admission to the Sackler Museum is free on Saturdays from 10am–noon). Open to the public.
Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.
Gallery talks are informal and include discussion.