"The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Greece" AIA lecture Feb. 4

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Irene Lemos of Oxford University will speak Feb. 4 as part of the Archaeological Institute of America lecture series.

Irene Lemos, reader in classical archaeology, faculty of classics at Oxford University, will present "Towards a Geometric Perfection: The Arts and Crafts of Early Greece," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Miami University Art Museum. Her talk is part of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture series.

Lemos' lecture will look at the work of the craftsmen and artists of the period from 1200 to 700 BCE.  She will explore the ceramics, personal ornaments, tools and buildings of the period and argue that the early Greek craftsmen and artists achieved and accomplished a lot during a period when much social and cultural change took place. Indeed, their skills and achievements pioneered the perception of what is considered to be Greek art, according to Lemos.

Lemos is currently the director of excavations and publications for the Lefkandi-Xeropolis excavations in Euboea. 

The lecture is sponsored by the Oxford Society of the AIA, the departments of classics and comparative religion and the Miami University Art Museum.