Kathryn Gleason, professor of landscape architecture and a member of the Cornell Institute for Archaeology and Material Studies at Cornell University, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture on March 23.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall, Room 15. It will also be accessible via Zoom.
A leading expert on the archaeology of ancient Roman gardens and designed landscapes, Gleason has directed or consulted on excavations at the palaces of Herod the Great of Judea (Israel; Palestine), the Petra Garden and Pool Project (Jordan), Horace’s Villa at Licenza and the Villa loc. Santa Maria at Nemi (Italy).
Working closely with Amina-Aicha Malek and Kim J. Hartswick, she oversaw the completion of Wilhelmina Jashemski’s Gardens of the Roman Empire publication project (Cambridge University Press 2018 and an online publication).
In 2009, she began work in the Vesuvian region, first on the villa gardens of Stabiae and currently on an urban garden at Pompeii, the Casa della Regina Carolina.
Remaining lectures in the Hixson-Lied series are:
April 6 — Chip Thomas, interdisciplinary. Thomas, a.k.a. jetsonorama, is a photographer, public artist and physician, who has been working in a small clinic on the Navajo Nation since 1987.
April 13 — David Lubin, art history. Film and art historian Lubin will present a lecture titled “Edward Hopper and Classic American Cinema.” He is the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University.
Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522 or email@example.com.