Crispin Corrado

Crispin Corrado

2012 Lecturer in Art History

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B.A., The University of Chicago, 1989
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1998
Ph.D., Brown University, 2007

Crispin Corrado is a classical archaeologist specializing in Roman art. Her major research interests and publications focus on Roman wall painting, sculpture, and domestic and tomb architecture. Professor Corrado has fieldwork experience in Pompeii and has worked in a curatorial capacity in the departments of ancient art at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Vatican Museums. Professor Corrado has assisted in the creation and implementation of exhibitions of ancient art, co-authored catalogs, written books and articles, and presented guest lectures in her areas of expertise. Her current projects include an investigation of funerary monuments on the periphery of Rome, and a textbook on the ancient city.

Courses taught:
Ancient Cities: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii (AH 190), Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (AH 290), Art Crime: Who Owns Antiquity? (AH/LAW 345 and Honors), Perceptions of Space: Wall Painting in the Ancient Mediterranean (AH/CL 222), East Asian Art: Art for the Hereafter in Ancient China (AH 299), World Art I: Visual Culture of the Ancient World (AH 141), and the MA course Ancient Roman and Mediterranean Mural Painting (AH 611)

Select Publications:
Current Book Project (under contract with the University of California Press): Studying Ancient Rome: A Guide to the City and Its Inhabitants, an academic companion to the ancient city. Co-author.

Aedicula Tombs and Statues in Rome: Reconsidering the Monument of Eurysaces.” American Journal of Archaeology (Forthcoming: July 2023).  

“Biodiversity in the Ancient Roman World: The Villa of Livia at Prima Porta” in Universal Gardens. Sztuka i Dokumentacja 26 (2022), pp. 46-50.

Merry and Jovial: Reconsidering the Effigies Immortalis and the Commemoration of Roman Boys. Oxford Archaeopress/British Archaeological Reports (2013).

“The ‘Zebra Stripe’ Design: An Investigation of Roman Wall Painting in the Periphery” in Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, Vol. XII (2003), pp. 53 - 94.

Rethinking the Romans: New Views of Ancient Sculpture. Exhibition Notes, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (2001). Co-author.

The Classical Collection of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago (1999). Co-author.