Sculpture and Coins: Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector
April 29 - April 30, 2011
In 2005 the Harvard Art Museums acquired the coin collection of German archaeologist and art historian Margarete Bieber (1879–1978), whose work on Hellenistic and Roman sculpture and on Roman theater remains fundamental. This symposium will bring together art historians, historians, and numismatists from North America and Europe. It will focus on the interrelation of coins and sculpture, with an emphasis on the development of Greek portraiture and depictions of Roman empresses, as well as on personifications in design.
Organized by Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Damarete Curator of Ancient Coins, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums.
In addition to Arnold-Biucchi, speakers will include Annetta Alexandridis, Cornell University; Martin Beckmann, University of Western Ontario; Larissa Bonfante, Emerita, New York University; Barbara Borg, University of Exeter; Karsten Dahmen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Peter F. Mittag, University of Cologne; Matthias Recke, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen; and William E. Metcalf, Yale University.
Friday, April 29
6:00pm, Opening lecture
Saturday, April 30
Free admission. Open to the public.
For more information, contact Nika Trufanova at 617-495-4544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To honor the memory of renowned numismatist and scholar Leo Mildenberg (1912–2001) and his years of friendship with Harvard University, a fund was established by his friends and colleagues and endowed in 2005 by his wife, Ilse Mildenberg-Seehausen.