Ann Kuttner

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Associate Professor of History of Art
210 Jaffe Building
215/ 898-0897

Ann Kuttner received her B.A. (1978) in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and Ph.D. (1987) from the Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Kuttner was Associate Professor in Univ. of Toronto’s Dept. of Fine Art before arriving at Penn in 1992.

Research Interests: 

Her research and teaching interests lie in Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique socio-political history, visual language, and material culture. She also advises projects in the Renaissance rapprochement with the Roman legacy and ancient North India's absorption of Greco-Roman paradigms. Long interested in luxury arts as domestic display, and public sculptural decoration and architectural programming, she has in the last years expanded research to include landscape architecture, painting, the character of the Roman domus and villa, and relations between textual production and visual language.

Courses Taught: 
  • Greek Art and Architecture, taught each fall (ARTH 220)
  • Hellenistic and Roman Art and Architecture, taught each spring (ARTH 221)
  • Roman Houses, Villas, and Palaces, advanced lecture course (ARTH 421)
  • The Age of Augustus, advanced lecture course (ARTH 421)
  • Undergraduate Seminar: ‘Classical’ Mythology & the Western Tradition (ARTH 301)
  • Proseminar: Self, Society and History: Roman Commemorative Art and Architecture (2005)
  • Seminar: Pergamon and Rome (2005)
  • Seminar:  Borderlines--Cultural competition and convergence in Hellenistic and Roman North Africa, Egypt, Anatolia and the Middle East (2004)
  • Seminar: Using Somebody Else's Story: Problems in Hellenistic and Roman Mythological Art (2003)
  • Seminar: Late Antique Art (2003)