B.A., Smith College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Columbia University
Dunham Professor, History of Art and Classics
Roman Art and Architecture
OFFICE: Loria 554
TEL: 203.432.2673

Diana E. E. Kleiner is an art historian known worldwide for her expertise on the art and architecture of the ancient Romans. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman art in its political and social context including Roman Sculpture, the fundamental reference on the subject.

She has done seminal work on Roman women (I, Clavdia I and II) and her latest book, Cleopatra and Rome, published by Harvard University Press, opens a new perspective on one of the most intriguing women who ever lived.

Professor Kleiner is also Founding Director of Open Yale Courses. One of her own courses, HSAR 252: Roman Architecture, recorded at Yale in spring 2009, is available at http://oyc.yale.edu/history-art/hsar-252, through iTunes U and YouTube, and as a MOOC on Coursera (see: www.coursera.org/course/romanarchitecture).

Professor Kleiner was Yale's Liaison for Faculty Programs at AllLearn from 2001 to 2006. She authored three online courses, including “eClavdia: Women in Ancient Rome,” which she regularly teaches as a Yale College seminar. She has also created web portals for her two undergraduate lecture courses—Roman Art and Roman Architecture—which are among the most sophisticated at Yale in their use of digital technology and the online discussion board.

Professor Kleiner is also Faculty Director for Yale Educational Travel and, from 1995 to 2003, was Yale’s Deputy Provost for the Arts with responsibility for arts, divinity, and new media.

Selected Publications
Cleopatra and Rome (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2005; paperback edition, 2009).

with Susan B. Matheson, I, CLAVDIA II: Women in Roman Art and Society, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000)

with Susan B. Matheson, I, CLAVDIA: Women in Ancient Rome, (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1996, distributed by the University of Texas Press)

Roman Sculpture, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press 1992; paperback edition, 1994)

Roman Imperial Funerary Altars with Portraits (Rome: Bretschneider, 1987)

with Bridget Buxton, “Pledges of Empire: The Ara Pacis and the Donations of Rome,” American Journal of Archaeology 112 (2008) 57-89

View PDF of CV