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Gallery Talk: Ancient Rome: The A-List


Thursday, June 4, 2015


06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Gallery Talk: Ancient Rome: The A-List

Join John Shields, manager of docent programs, as he discusses the goals of Roman portraiture through examples from the Walters' collection, including Augustus Caesar and his wife Livia, Marcus Aurelius, and more. Attendees will hear passages from Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Petronius' Satyricon, and will see an example of a Roman food menu. 

After the talk, join the Walters Enthusiasts for a rousing night of Toga Trivia on the Sculpture Court. Teams will test their knowledge on topics in art, popular culture, and ancient Greek and Roman history, and will compete for prizes.

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