National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Andrew Stewart

Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley

Andrew Stewart is Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies in the Departments of History of Art and Classics at the University of California at Berkeley, and Chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology. He has taught at Cambridge, at Otago University in New Zealand, and at Columbia in addition to Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1979. A member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, he has received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim and Getty Foundations, and from the American Council of Learned Societies; in 2009 he received U.C. Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He specializes in Greek art, in the Greeks in the East before and after Alexander, and in the Renaissance and later reception of ancient sculpture. His recent books include Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis: The Pergamene Little Barbarians and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy (2004); and Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art (2008); a book on Hellenistic art is nearing completion. He has excavated at Knossos in Crete, at Long Beach Maori settlement in New Zealand, and from 1986-2006 at the Phoenician, Israelite, Persian, Greek, and Roman port of Dor in Israel. Now retired from active field archaeology and from singing countertenor and baritone with the Grammy-nominated Pacific Mozart Ensemble, he spends his summers in Greece working on the Hellenistic sculpture from the Athenian Agora. He devotes what little free time he has to sailing his 38-foot sloop “Obsession” on San Francisco Bay; playing with his twin granddaughters Giselle and Sofia; and ministering to his wife Darlis’s menagerie of cats.

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