Ada Cohen

Ada's research has focused on the era of Alexander the Great and the impact of Alexander's imagery. She has also worked on topics in Near Eastern and prehistoric art; sexuality and the construction of pictorial identity; travel and landscape; as well as the depiction of childhood and the family in ancient art. Her current book project is titled The Judgment of Female Beauty in Ancient Greek Art. In addition to her lecture courses, Ada Cohen teaches First-Year and advanced seminars and regularly teaches the Senior Culminating Seminar on theory and method in Art History. Periodically she directs the Art History Department's Foreign Study Program in Rome. 

One of the best-known images of the ancient Near East is an intriguing nineteenth-century color lithograph reconstructing the throne room of an Assyrian...