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Eitner Lectures

The Lorenz Eitner Lectures on Classical Art and Culture publicize classics and classical scholarship to a wider public. The series has been endowed by Peter and Lindsay Joost, great friends and benefactors of Stanford Classics, in honor of the late Lorenz Eitner, director of Stanford’s art museum, now known as the Cantor Center, in the 1960s-80s. He also chaired what was then the Department of Art and Architecture and was a distinguished expert of French Romantic painting, and the author of a dozen books on art and art history. In naming these annual lectures after him, we honor the memory of a renowned scholar, teacher and writer who oversaw the expansion of our art museum to a leading regional art collection.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Stanford Archaeology Center, Bldg. 500
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Stanford Humanities Center
Photo of Richard Talbert
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:30pm
David Rumsey Map Center