Carolyn Laferriere

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Seventh Year
Ancient Art and Architecture

Carolyn M. Laferrière received her B.A. summa cum laude from Carleton University in Art History and Classics, and an M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of British Columbia. Now in her sixth year at Yale, her dissertation examines Archaic and Classical relief sculpture and vase-paintings from Attica that depict the gods playing music. She investigates how, within sacred contexts, these images moved their ancient viewers to experience divine presence through sight and sound. She has worked in the Yale University Art Gallery, took part in the ASCSA Summer Session, and participated in the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice.  Her dissertation is titled: “The Complex Sensations of Divine Music in Archaic and Classical Greek Art.”