Topic: “Two New Ideas about King Tut’s Grandfather, Amenhotep III”
Speaker: Arielle Kozloff, PhD, Independent Scholar
When: Friday, February 18, 2011, 6:30 pm.
Location: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins
School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The lecture will focus on two exiting new ideas which Dr. Kozloff will explore
in her newest book on king Amenhotep III (forthcoming through Cambridge
University Press). The first topic discusses the possibility of a major horse-
training site adjacent to the Malkata Palace of Amenhotep III at Thebes; and the
second one presents her results of a study of the colossi of king Akhenaten (son
of Amenhotep III), which were re-cut from earlier statuary of Amenhotep III, and
may once have adorned the temple of Luxor.
Arielle P. Kozloff worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1969 to 1997
where, for the majority of this time, she served as the curator of Ancient Art. She
doubled the size of the on-view collection, and organized a number of award-
winning exhibitions and catalogues, such as Animals in Ancient Art from the
Leo Mildenberg Collection; The First 4000 Years: Judaean Antiquities from the
Ratner Collection; The Gods Delight: The Human Figure in Classical Bronze
(with David Gordon Mitten); and Egypt’s Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His
World together with Betsy Bryan and Larry Berman. “Egypt’s Dazzling Sun” was
the first exhibition to receive loaned objects from Egypt in more than a decade,
and was the first major Egyptian art exhibition conceived outside of France to be
shown in Paris (Grand Palais).
In 1997 Dr. Kozloff left the Cleveland Museum of Art to work in the commercial
sector, and from 1997 to 2001, was vice-president of the Merrin Gallery in New
York. In 2011 she returned to Cleveland to work as a private consultant and to
write a biography of Amenhotep III.