The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World
Jessica Powers joined SAMA in September 2006 and serves as the Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World. She directed the reinstallation of SAMA's Greek and Roman galleries in the spring of 2008 and will oversee the installation of the exhibition Aphrodite and the Gods of Love in fall 2012. Powers' research focuses on Roman collecting and display practices, and she has published several essays on the ensembles of sculptures and wall paintings that decorated houses in Pompeii. In addition, she is currently preparing a catalogue of SAMA’s Roman sculpture collection. Powers holds a bachelor's degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University and a doctorate in classical archaeology from the University of Michigan. Before joining SAMA she held positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.