Position Associate Professor of Art History Area Chair of Art History Academic Area Art History Office Hours By appointment. Location Lamar Dodd School of Art, Main Building | Room N326 Email firstname.lastname@example.org CV Abbe 2023 CV brevis.pdf Research Focus Ancient art – focus on Greek and Roman art, marble statuary, polychromy and painting, color in antiquity Courses Taught: ARHI 2111 Introduction to Art History (Honors) ARHI (CLAS) 3001 Ancient Art and Architecture ARHI (CLAS) 3002 Greek Art and Architecture ARHI (CLAS) 3004 Roman Art and Architecture ARHI 4000/6000 Hellenistic Greek Art ARHI (CLAS) 4002/6002 Greek and Roman Painting ARHI (CLAS) 4004/6004 The Roman Villa ARHI (CLAS) 4006/6006 Color in Ancient Art ARHI (CLAS) 4008/6008 Ancient Roman Sculpture ARHI 4900/6900 Topics in Ancient Art ARHI 8700 Seminar in Ancient Art Mark Benford Abbe received his PhD in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology from New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, as well as an Advanced Certificate in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works from the Conservation Center at New York University. Abbe teaches a full complement of undergraduate and graduate courses on ancient art history. A specialist in Greek and Roman antiquity, he approaches works of art as expressions of culture that are best explained by situating them within their historical, social, and philosophical contexts. In addition to extensive archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt), he has professional training in art conservation and the scientific investigation of works of art. He has received research fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Leon Levy Foundation, the American School of Classical Studies, and the American Research Institute in Turkey. A specialist in the study of color in antiquity, his principal areas of current research are Greek and Roman marble sculpture, particularly issues related to their ancient coloration and polychromy, and the digital visualization of historic materials. He is the founder of the multidisciplinary Ancient Polychromy Network at the University of Georgia and is associated faculty in the Department of Classics.