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Lectures in October 2016

Annual Miller Lecture: Professor John Pinto

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Weinstein Auditorium | Wright Hall | Smith College
  • 7 PM
  • John Pinto, Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of Art and Archaeology Emeritus, Princeton University

    Rome: The Greatest Theatre in the World

    Professor Pinto came to Princeton from Smith College in 1988. At Princeton, he served the department in various capacities, including several terms as director of graduate studies. The Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of the History of Architecture since 1996, he transferred to emeritus status in 2013.

    A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Pinto also received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Dumbarton Oaks, the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Pinto's research interests center on architecture, urbanism and landscape in Rome, especially in the 18th century. Other interests include the reception of classical antiquity and the image of Rome, particularly in the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

    This year's Miller Lecture coincides with the exhibition, When in Rome: Prints & Photographs, 1550–1900. John Pinto's current exhibition on view through September 11 at The Morgan Library & Museum.


    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members' reserved seating available. Reserve by October 2: or 413.585.2777.

When In Rome Gallery Talk

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • When In Rome Exhibition Gallery, First Floor
  • 12:15 PM
  • Anna Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow & Lecturer in History of Photography, Smith College; Explore how different approaches in depicting monuments affect viewer experience of works of art in the exhibition, and the ways photography in the 19th century created particular conditions for image-making and interpretation.

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