The nature of monumentality in the Periclean Acropolis at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago

Admission: FREE with Museum admission; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students. Museum members are free.

Presented by Professor Robin F. Rhodes Department of Art, Art History & Design; Department of Classics; School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame Author of Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis

Introduction by Dr. Michael Lykoudis Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean and Professor School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame

Among the themes examined by Robin Rhodes in Architecture and the Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis are the humanization of temple divinities, the architectural expression of procession and hieratic direction, symbolism and allusion through architectural order, and the breaking of religious canon.

In his lecture, Professor Rhodes will focus his understanding of these themes on the specific issue of the traditional nature of "monumentality" in the art and architecture of the Greek world and its innovative expressions in the architectural complex of the Periclean Acropolis.

Professor Robin Rhodes is an archaeologist and historian of classical art and architecture and has recently been awarded a multi-year NEH Collaborative Research Grant for his work as Principal Investigator of the Greek Stone Architecture at the Corinth Excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He formerly taught at Yale, Columbia, and Bowdoin.