Ann Kuttner

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Associate Professor
Contact Information
Office Address: 
210 Jaffe Building
Phone: 
215-898-0897
Email Address: 
akuttner@sas.upenn.edu
Education: 

Ph.D. (1987) from the Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley.
B.A. (1978) in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College.

Research and Teaching 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.

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