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Contexts for Classical Objects

Contexts for Classical Objects began in 2010, gathering speakers from multiple disciplines to reflect on the question: “How do modern viewers look at an ancient object from different perspectives?”

Contexts for Classical Objects continues to stage interdisciplinary conversations about Classical or Classicizing objects on display in the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and elsewhere on the U-M Campus.

Past events have included:

  • Panel discussions of the Bacchus sarcophagus in the Kelsey Museum (2010), Randolph Rogers’ Nydia in the UMMA (2011), and the façade of Angell Hall (2014)
  • “Objects as Stage” (2014): A “Dance Party in front of Angell Hall,” organized in tandem with the 2014 panel on the façade of Angell Hall

Would you like to propose an event around a Classical Object, or suggest a Classical Object to discuss? Email our steering committee at