An influential explorer’s pursuit of classical antiquity
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) was born into a poor family in the German town of Stendal. From these humble beginnings he achieved fame throughout Europe as the ‘father’ of classical archaeology and art history. Since his death, Winckelmann’s life and scholarship have continued to fascinate artists, writers and thinkers. Thus he has become an important figure within European cultural history in general and LGBTQ history in particular.
You may browse this exhibition’s four sections or view each of them separately:
This exhibition was curated by Connell Greene, working under the supervision of Katherine Harloe and Amy C. Smith on a UROP placement in 2017.