Next month we’ll be heading East for several lectures and book events. Please help us spread the word:
October 17th: Rutgers University. The university’s program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) will host us for a talk about Chasing Aphrodite. Open to the public. Details here.
October 19th: Princeton University. The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, will host us for a discussion. Open to the public. Details here.
October 20th: University of Pennsylvania will host us for a 12:30 pm lecture at the Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center.
That evening at 6pm, Penn Law and the Museum will host us for a discussion on the illicit trade with Robert Wittman
, former head of the FBI’s art squad
of “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.” Open to the public. Details here
October 24th: New York University.
NYU’s Department of Classics will be hosting us for an evening chat. Details TBA.
October 25: The National Art Club in New York City hosts us for a lecture and book signing. Details here.
October 26th: Archaeological Institute of America The Institute’s New York Society will host us for an evening talk about Chasing Aphrodite. Details here.
October 27: Harvard Club of NYC will be hosting us for a lecture, book signing and dinner. (Members only.)
October 28: Beacon Award Dinner. SAFE will host a dinner honoring Jason and Ralph for “their dedication to uncovering the truth” about the role of museums and the illicit antiquities trade. Details here.
October 29: Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore. Museum Director Gary Vikan will be moderating a public talk with Ralph, Jason and Arthur Houghton, the former interim Getty antiquities curator and a staunch advocate of collector’s rights. Discussion at 2pm, followed by book signing. Details here.
We also have some exciting events in Southern California lined up for November:
November 2: Chapman University. The Department of Art and Chapman Law School will host Jason for an evening lecture and book signing. Details TBA.
November 12: An Insiders Tour of the Getty Villa. Jason will lead a tour of the Getty Villa, discussing the Getty’s origins, the highlights of its controversial antiquities collection and its recent collaboration with Italy. Organized by SAFE Tours. Details TBA.
November 18th: Jonathan Club in LA. (Private event.)
Hope to see you at one of these. To suggest an event near you, please contact us: ChasingAphrodite@gmail.com