Archaeological Associates of Greenwich Hosts Katherine Schwab for a Lecture on Ancient Greek Hairstyles
December 13, 2012

Fairfield University Professor Katherine "Kathy" Schwab has made a study of the classical Greek hairstyles of the famous Caryatids (maidens) of the Athenian Acropolis. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT
Fairfield University Professor Katherine "Kathy" Schwab has made a study of the classical Greek hairstyles of the famous Caryatids (maidens) of the Athenian Acropolis. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT
To demonstrate the intricate hair treatments of the six Caryatids, a half dozen students of Professor Kathy Schwab's volunteered to have their hair styled similarly. They stand here as the Caryatids were positioned. Photo: Contributed Photo / CTThe students of Professor Schwab's Caryatid Hairstyling Project cast shadows just as the Caryatids made on the Acropolis. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT
To demonstrate the intricate hair treatments of the six Caryatids, a half dozen students of Professor Kathy Schwab's volunteered to have their hair styled similarly. They stand here as the Caryatids were positioned. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT The students of Professor Schwab's Caryatid Hairstyling Project cast shadows just as the Caryatids made on the Acropolis. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT
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On October 18th, Professor Katherine Schwab of Fairfield University’s Art History Department gave a lecture to over 60 at the Bruce Museum of Greenwich, Connecticut. She spoke about her work on deciphering the hairstyles of ancient Greece, a project inspired by the Caryatids of the Athenian Acropolis. Since beginning this study in 2009, Schwab has worked with professional hairstylist Milexy Torres to recreate the iconic ancient style on student volunteers. An 18-minute film of the Caryatid Hairstyling Project accompanied the lecture. 

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