Foreign Faces: Africans and Others in Ancient Roman Art

February 7, 2012 – 5:30 pm

The History of Art and Architecture presents a lecture by Dr. Sinclair Bell, professor at Northern Illinois University.

How did ancient Romans understand other peoples, especially Africans? This talk surveys the evidence of Roman literature, inscriptions and especially works of art, including unpublished material from current excavations. Dr. Bell investigates the creative forms of artistic expression that Africans inspired across the empire, and suggests some possible motives for their creation.