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As Much Pleasure as Possible: The Roman Art of Dining

October 20, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Brunnier Art Museum


With Dr. David Hollander, Professor of History

Now known mainly for their empire, the Romans were also masters of the dinner party. Indeed, the Roman general Aemilius Paullus once remarked that commanding an army and hosting a banquet involved essentially the same skills. This talk with Dr. David Hollander, Professor of History, will examine Roman dining with a particular emphasis on the role of money and glassware in creating a memorable meal. 

Know Before You Go - Programs / Events

In-person programs will be offered, however they will be limited to 10 people, unless otherwise noted. Attendees must pre-register via the online calendar system; online registration for fall programs will open on Monday, August 3 at 10:00 AM. Registration spots are first come, first served; however there will be a waiting list in case there is a cancellation. This attendance cap will be reevaluated throughout the semester to respond to current safety measures.

Masks are required for all program attendees per Iowa State University policy. Seating will be placed 6 feet apart and we kindly ask that all attendees respect physical distancing. Chairs will be cleaned both before and after the program. Hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance to each museum. Many in-person programs will be recorded to allow those who are unable to attend to participate online at a later date.

University Museums cannot guarantee an environment free of the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Visiting University Museums includes possible exposure to and serious illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. Attend/visit at your own risk. University Museums does recognize the possibility of a second outbreak and that things may change. The University Museums and ISU emergency teams will monitor this closely and facilities may have to close again. University Museums may make very quick decisions on shutdowns or cancellations due to capacity concerns, health precautions, staffing and occupancy-related considerations.

This program is made possible through the Kathy and John Howell Art Enrichment Program.

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