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This guide presents resources useful in the study of classical art and archaeology and pertinent to the Fordham Museum collection.

Object Highlights

Volute Krater

Apulian Red-Figured Volute Krater

ca. 330 BCE

Fordham Museum 7.07

Fordham Museum Catalog

About the Collection

The antiquities in the Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art were donated to the university by William D. Walsh, an alumnus of FCRH, and his wife Jane. The museum occupies 4,000 square feet of space on the main floor of the Walsh Family Library. The collection comprises more than 260 objects dating from the 4th millennium B.C. through the 3rd century A.D. and offers visitors to the museum a compendium view of the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. The museum's most important function is its role as an essential campus resource and teaching collection, the value of which lies not only in its impressive chronological and regional scope, but also in the range of subject matter, types of objects, mediums, and artistic styles represented. On display, for instance, are extremely fine examples of Roman imperial portraiture and painted Greek pottery, as well as mass produced yet highly expressive terracotta votive sculpture and simple, utilitarian table ware. These objects reflect both the elite and humble circumstances of life in antiquity, and as such present a truly well-rounded cultural view of the Classical world.

The museum is open to the general public Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the academic year. (Summer and intersession hours may vary; please contact the Library to verify operating hours before visiting.) Access to the Museum requires a valid photo ID.

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Lincoln Center Campus
Quinn Library
Room 202

Museum Curator

Jennifer Udell, Curator of University Art, Fordham University

Office:  Rose Hill Campus, Walsh Library, Room 137

Phone:  718-817-0987


Reference & Instruction Department

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Fordham University Libraries

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