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Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome

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Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome

September 4, 2015 – February 14, 2016

Capitoline Bust

Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome brings to the United States for the first time a selection of 20 busts from the collection of the world’s oldest museum, the Capitoline in Rome. The exhibition offers a survey of Roman portraiture from the age of Augustus (1st century, B.C.) to the late Roman Empire (5th century, A.D.). Sculpted busts of emperors, empresses, and patricians reveal how portraits helped craft private and public images of distinguished individuals for ancient Roman audiences as well as for posterity. This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Enel Green Power North America.

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Lucius Verus, 160/170 A.D.
Luna Marble

Due to popular demand Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome will remain on display through February 14, 2016. Read the press release here.

Read the press release here.

View the gallery guide here.

Watch the short film series, "A Journey Through the Hall of Emperors," here.

 

Related Programs:

Student Opening Party
Tue Sept 8, 7 pm
Lissa & Cy Wagner Gallery
Join us for a toga party to inaugurate the opening of Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome! Students are encouraged to wear a toga to the party, where they can expect to enjoy a DJ, food, and a photo booth. During the party, OU Campus Activities Council will host a concert by The Royal Dukes on the museum’s lawn. The party and concert are free and exclusively for college students. This event is sponsored in part by OU Housing & Food Services.

Family Day
Sun Sept 20, 1-4 pm
Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Experience centuries of Roman history in Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome.

Gallery Talk
Tue Sept 22, 12:30 pm
Lissa & Cy Wagner Gallery
Francesca Giani, Exhibition Curator, OU Art History Graduate Student
Giani will lead a walking tour of Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome.

Symposium
Thu Oct. 22, 1:30-5:00 pm with reception to follow
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome, this symposium explores the history and art history of imperial Rome. Speakers include Susan B. Matheson, the Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art at the Yale University Art Gallery; Dr. Noel Lenski, Professor of Classics and History at Yale University; and Dr. Christopher Celenza, Co-director of the Singleton Center and Charles Homer Haskins Professor of Classics and German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium is a joint organization of the University of Oklahoma Office of the Provost; the Department of Classics and Letters; the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this event at (405) 325-0843 or tdenton@ou.edu.

View the symposium flier.

Read the symposium press release here.

Roma
Enel Green power