Department of Art and Archaeology

Find us in Green Hall as we await the construction of the new Art Museum

Upcoming Events

Returning to Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Government Frescoes
Sep 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s paintings in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena are among the most famous monuments of late medieval art, celebrated for their unusually secular imagery and their evocative enumeration of the ideals of the Sienese Commune. This talk proposes that much of the vast scholarship on the paintings has fundamentally misread their…

Life at Berkou: a newly-discovered Roman fortress in Egypt
Sep 26, 2022, 4:30 pm

In 2020, just before the onset of the covid pandemic, the French Archaeological Mission to the Eastern Desert (MAFDO) began excavations at the remote desert site of al-Ghozza, located near the Imperial Roman hardstone quarries of Mons Porphyrites and Mons Claudianus in Egypt’s remote mountains adjacent to the Red Sea. While most of the site’s…