The Monumental Message of the Periclean Acropolis

Author: Ashley Johnston

Thursday, April 16 - 6:30 pm

National Hellenic Museum


Presented by Professor Robin F. Rhodes, Department of Art, Art History & Design; Department of Classics; School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame and author of Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis.

Introduction by Dr. Michael Lykoudis, Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean and Professor, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame

Among the themes examined by Robin Rhodes in Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis are the humanization of temple divinities, the architectural expression of procession and hieratic direction, symbolism and allusion through architectural order, and the breaking of religious canon.

In his lecture, Prof. Rhodes will focus his understanding of these themes on the specific issue of the traditional nature of “monumentality” in the art and architecture of the Greek world and its innovative expressions in the architectural complex of the Periclean Acropolis.


National Hellenic Museum
333 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661