Have you ever wondered how ancient mirrors worked 2,300 years ago? As part of the exhibition Objects of Curiosity: What Will We Discover?, visitors can join us as we investigate an Etruscan mirror in Studio One West. Dr. Alexandra Carpino, a scholar of Etruscan art and culture and Professor of Art History at Northern Arizona University, will share her knowledge of the history and use of mirrors in pre-Roman Italy as a foundation for a conversation with Roz Kreizenbeck, Manager of Gallery Experience & Interpretation, and Dr. Lisa Anderson-Zhu, Associate Curator of Ancient Mediterranean Art. Following the conversation, audience members are invited to participate in a Q&A session with the speakers and a light reception in the Museum Cafe.


Objects of Curiosity: What Will We Discover? engages the public in a conversation about objects in the Walters’ historic collection and is on view on Level 2 of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.

This program is one of two lectures that are generously funded each year by the Boshell Foundation.

ASL interpretation will be provided at this program.

About the Guest Speaker:

Dr. Alexandra Carpino is a Professor of Art History at Northern Arizona University. Her books include Discs of Splendor: The Relief Mirrors of the Etruscans (2003) and two co-edited volumes: A Companion to the Etruscans (2016) and Collecting and Collectors: From Antiquity to Modernity(2018). She has published articles and book chapters on topics such as the Etruscans’ parenthood and matricide myths, images of violence, and portraiture. In addition to serving as the editor-in-chief of Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation, Dr. Carpino has presented her research to audiences throughout North America as part of the AIA’s National Lecture Program.

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