Peter Holliday

Peter J. Holliday’s academic training is as an historian of classical art and archaeology. Holliday’s articles in the Art Bulletin, American Journal of Archaeology, Etruscan Studies, J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, and other edited collections and scholarly venues explore the connections among Hellenistic conventions, Etruscan and other Italic traditions, Roman monuments, and cultural practice. His research also explores the reception, influence, and construction of the classical past by later cultures. Issues concerning the reception and appropriation of artistic sources, of how one culture interprets and utilizes the artistic practices of another, inform his books The Origins of Roman Historical Commemoration in the Visual Arts (Cambridge 2002) and American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition (Oxford 2016). Holliday has been awarded post-doctoral support from the American Academy in Rome, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Getty Research institute, and National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served on committees and juries for the Archaeological Institute of America, College Art Association, J. Paul Getty Trust, and Society of Architectural Historians. His current research projects continue his examination of commemorative strategies in the visual arts, collection practices in ancient Rome, and modern interpretations of antiquity.

In conjunction with his latest book, American Arcadia, Holliday has created a guide to Southern California (an interactive map) for classical art enthusiasts.

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