RISD Museum : Double Take

  • RISD Museum 20 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903 United States
Roman, Portrait of Agrippina the Younger (detail), ca. 40 CE

Roman, Portrait of Agrippina the Younger (detail), ca. 40 CE

A carved marble portrait offers insight, not only of the powerful Roman woman depicted, but also of an 18th century practice of combining ancient pieces with other sculptural elements. Sculptor Elizabeth Lind and Anne Hunnell Chen, Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University's Department of History of Art and Architecture and Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World discuss the history and construction of a Portrait of Agrippina the Younger. Double Takes invite specialists to offer views on objects with a focus on artists and the social context and artistic interpretation. FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.