Member News: Liudmila Davydova lecture "Antique Art in Contemporary Culture" (Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York; January 27, 2016)

Liudmila Davydova will present a lecture “Antique Art in Contemporary Culture,” which will take place on Wednesday, January 27 at noon at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, 12th floor, Room 1219, NY, NY 10027.

Liudmila Ivanovna Davydova is Curator of Greek Sculpture at the Hermitage where she lectures frequently on the history of the museum and its collection, including the holdings of the Department of Classical Antiquity. She is also a Professor at the I. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of the Academy of Fine Arts where she teaches ancient art. This year, she proposed a course “Live Antiquity” for the Youth Educational Center of the Hermitage. In this course, she uncovers relevant aspects of the art of Ancient Greece to our lives today.

Professor Davydova’s lecture “Antique Art in Contemporary Culture,” is designed to convey to listeners the sense of contemporaneity of classical heritage. This lecture will demonstrate the extent to which contemporary artists integrate achievements of ancient sculptors, painters, and architects into their work and the fabric of our lives. It will be illustrated by individual works as well as recent exhibitions that took place in Russia and in Europe.

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