Museum Curator To Speak At U.Va. Dec. 12
November 25, 2002--
Alexander Kruglov, curator of sculpture in the Department
of Greek and Roman Antiquities at The State Hermitage Museum in
St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a lecture at the University
of Virginia titled, “Classical Fountain Sculpture from North
American Collections.” The talk, which is free and open to
the public, will be on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell
Hall, Room 160.
on recent research while a fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Kruglov
will discuss iconography found on Greek and Roman fountain statues.
His lecture will draw from his research of private and public collections
in North America, including those at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California, the Walters
Art Museum in Baltimore, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
lecture will address both the poetic and the historic value of fountain
sculpture and antiquities. The early Hellenistic era influenced
the creation of court pleasure devices such as fountains, and the
abundant water supply from late Hellenistic to Roman times made
the decorative use of water possible. Existing sculptural pieces
were adapted for use as fountain figures or multi-figured groups.
will follow at the University of Virginia Art Museum. Parking will
be available behind the museum and in the Culbreth Theatre lot.
museum is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 1
to 5 p.m. For details, contact Mike Alexander at (434) 243.8874
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298