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CFAM: Dr. Marjorie S.Venit lecture
Start Date: 4/9/2013Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/9/2013End Time: 8:00 PM
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Public Lecture:  Marjorie S. Venit, Ph.DThe Usable Past: Egyptomania as Metaphor in Graeco-Roman Alexandria 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Jean-Marcel Humbert, the leading scholar of the subject, has defined Egyptomania as the reuse and reinterpretation of images or ornament of pharaonic Egypt by peoples of the modern western world. This talk proposes a broader view of Egyptomania, both conceptually and temporally, as it addresses the adoption and adaptation of all aspects of Egypt by peoples of the ancient Graeco-Roman world, especially those that inhabited the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

The talk considers the later western world’s adoption and adaptation of Egyptian visual themes and motifs in order to contextualize the responses of ancient Greeks and Romans and argues that Ptolemaic- and Roman-period tombs in ancient Alexandria embraced a varied and nuanced form of Egyptomania unattainable in other contexts, both ancient and modern. 

Marjorie S. Venit, Ph.D is a Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Limited parking available alongside the museum.  Free parking with museum-validated parking stub in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue in Winter Park.  Click here for more information on directions and parking.


Anubis as a Roman soldier from the Main Tomb at Kom el-Shoqafa in Alexandria, first century CE 

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION all year long to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in celebration of our 35th anniversary!

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Rollins College - Cornell Fine Arts Museum  (View Map)
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
United States
Phone: 407-646-2000
Room: MUS
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Name: Sandy Todd
Phone: 407-646-1595
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