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"The Greeks on Display: How the Vatican Invented Modern Art Museums, and Reinvented Religion Along the Way," Portland Art Museum
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 2:00pm

The Hellenic Studies Program presents a lecture by Dr. Louis A Ruprecht, Jr.:

The Greeks on Display: How the Vatican Invented Modern Art Museums, and Reinvented Religion Along the Way

Monday, July 23rd at 2 p.m.
Portland State University, Art Building Room 200 | 2000 SW 5th Avenue

This lecture will be presented by Dr. Louis A Ruprecht, Jr., William M. Suttles Chair in Religious Studies at Georgia State University. Professor Ruprecht is also a permanent Research Fellow at the Vatican Library and Secret Archives, where he spent eight years researching a book on the creation of the Vatican’s First "Profane Museum" in 1761. He is  also a staff writer for Religion Dispatches, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Professor Ruprecht is currently an honored summer guest of the Hellenic Studies program at Portland State University. 

This lecture is is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Hellenic Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Portland Center for Public Humanities. If you have questions concerning access or accommodations for a disability please contact hellenic@pdx.edu. Early requests are encouraged; a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access. 

You might also be interested in this event: London 2012: The French Revival of the Modern Olympics and the British Display of the Elgin Marbles... Are Greek Temples Religion or Loot? Lecture by Dr. Louis A Ruprecht, Jr.