The Sauroktonos from Praxiteles to Charles Ray

When: Wed., Feb. 1 2017

In 2004, the Cleveland Museum of Art acquired a rare ancient bronze statue that’s been swamped in controversy throughout its existence. From contending governmental ownership claims to disagreements over its Greco-Roman origin to an evolving understanding of its message, the statue – known as Apollo the Lizard-Slayer – now marks Cleveland as a chapter in its complex history. Dr. Jenifer Neils, a decorated professor of Classics at CWRU and former member of the CMA’s curatorial staff, brings its story to life in a distinguished faculty lecture at 4:30 p.m. today at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. Admission is free, and a reception will follow. Registration is recommended. (Lawrence Neil)

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