Patrick Crowley

Art History

Patrick Crowley is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History. He specializes in the art and archaeology of the Roman world. In addition to such traditional categories of Roman art as sarcophagi and portraiture, his research interests include ancient theories of vision, historiography, and the reception of antiquity in modern and contemporary art. His current book project, “The Phantom Image: Visuality and the Supernatural in the Greco-Roman World,” is the first major historical study of ghosts in the art and visual culture of classical antiquity.