National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Malcolm Bell, III

Affiliation: University of Virginia

Malcolm Bell, III is Professor Emeritus of Greek Art and Archaeology with the McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia.  He holds his degrees from Princeton University, and his areas of research are Classical archaeology, and Greek and Roman art and architecture, particularly that of Sicily.  Since 1980 he has been conducting fieldwork at the site of Morgantina in east central Sicilty, and has published The Terracottas volume of Morgantina Studies (Princeton, 1982); he is currently working on a volume on the city plan and public buildings in the same series.  Professor Bell is also interested in the influence of Classical art and architecture in the United States, and works in progress include a monograph on Vitruvius’ influence on the design of the University of Virginia, and an article on the origins of the plan of Savannah.  Malcolm Bell, III is the AIA Norton Lecturer for 2014/2015

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