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In Conversation: Colonizing the Past: Constructing Race in Ancient Greece and Rome

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Steinberg Auditorium

Join faculty curator Kathryn Wilson, senior lecturer in the Department of Classics, and Claudia Swan, Mark Steinberg Weil Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History & Archaeology, both in Arts & Sciences, in conversation with Margo Hendricks, professor emerita in the Department of Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz, as they discuss the works on view in this season’s Teaching Gallery exhibition. Panelists will explore how modern ideas on race have influenced the interpretation of identities across cultures, geographies and religions in classical antiquity.

The Museum will remain open until 6 pm to view the exhibition. Free and open to the public; no registration necessary.

Please note that for all in-person events, attendees must adhere to Washington University’s public health requirements, including the latest events and meetings protocol. Guests will be required to show a successful self-screening result and wear a mask at all times.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Exhibits


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Ida McCall | ida.mccall@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Margo Hendricks is professor emerita of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Claudia Swan is the inaugural Mark Steinberg Weil Professor of Art History & Archaeology at Washington University.

Kathryn Wilson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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