Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter/Spring Program of the Athens Association of Friends of CIG


Kalo Mina! It is hard to believe that February is upon us already! That means that the 2013 Winter/Spring Program of the Athens Association of Friends of CIG will commence shortly. We have three interesting and different events planned for our loyal friends and supporters.

We will start with our annual Canadian film night on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm. The selection for this year is “Genius Within: the Inner Life of Glenn Gould” (109 minutes; in English; 2009). This is an award winning musical and biographical documentary on the mysterious and influential Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. It was directed by Mich√®le Hozer and Peter Raymond.

On March 13th we will have a lecture by Mark Hammond, who is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Art History and Archaeology of the University of Missouri-Columbia. My former student from Brock University will speak on the topic of his dissertation research on pottery from ancient Corinth. The lecture is entitled “The ‘Fabric’ of Economic Activity: Tracing Systems of Ceramic Distribution in Late Roman Panayia Field, Corinth”. Using the excavated area of Panayia Field at ancient Corinth as a case study, Mark will present a near-complete picture of both the various sources that supplied Corinth with ceramics, and the types of products available from each. He is interested in constructing the regional economic networks that provided the residents of the city with the pottery they needed in the period from the 4th through 7th centuries AD.

Our former Secretary Maria Tolis, who now works at the Museum of Cycladic Art, has arranged for us for a guided tour in English of the “Princesses of the Mediterranean in the Dawn of History” exhibition at the Museum on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 pm. This exhibition presents the material possessions of real women from the ancient Mediterranean area. These were not mythical or other figures, but women who were born and who lived. They were “princesses” surely in their own minds and possibly in the minds of others. Ostentatious display to project one’s status in life and in death, especially for women, has a very long history indeed!

It should be noted that the group will be limited to a maximum of 30 persons, and each participant will be charged €3.50 for the tour. You can reserve your place by calling 210 7223201 or emailing ad@cig-icg.gr. The places on the tour will be allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

We look forward to seeing our friends and supporters at these events. Please tell your friends and colleagues about these opportunities for enlightenment!

Cordially,
David Rupp
Director

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