SEAN HEMINGWAY, JOHN A. AND CAROLE O. MORAN CURATOR IN CHARGE, GREEK & ROMAN ART, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Dr. Hemingway is a celebrated archaeologist that has excavated prehistoric, classical and Roman sites in Greece and Spain and is presently the metals specialist for the Palaikastro Excavationsin eastern Crete.
He studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, was a Fulbright Scholar and served as Museum’s Visiting Curator at the American Academy in Rome, at the Department of Ancient Art at Harvard University.
Seán’s specialty includes extensive scholarship and work with Greek and Roman bronzes and he is the author of a host of scholarly works.
KATHRYN KEANE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Kathryn Keane is the Director of amazing National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. Kathryn oversees all of the Museum’s operations which include extensive traveling exhibitions featured at museums and venues throughout America and the world.
The Museum’s blockbuster exhibition The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great was part of a celebrated cross-platform presentation mirrored in a 3-part epic series on PBS, The Greeks, a special edition in the National Geographic Magazine and the spin-off celebrated series, The Greek Guide to Greatness co-produced with the National Hellenic Society that is also available on PBS Learning Media and NatGeo’s Education portal.
Kathryn manages a creative team of designers, curators and producers that develop unique and award winning exhibitions and live events that have become a major experience based platform for storytelling, audience engagement and educational outreach.
CHRISTINE KONDOLEON, CHAIR, GEORGE D. AND MARGO BEHRAKIS CHAIR, ART OF ANCIENT GREECE & ROME, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
She is an experienced curator of award winning exhibitions including Cy Twombly: Making Past Present, Games for the Gods, Aphrodite and the God’s of Love. She served as Curator of Ancient Art at the Worcester Art Museum where she organized the Antioch: The Lost Ancient City Exhibition. She served as an Associate Professor of Art at Williams College , Chair of the Department and Acting Director of Clark Art Institute Graduate Program. She was an invited Resident at the American Academy in Rome, and Visiting Professor at Tufts University and Harvard where she received her PhD.
CLAIRE LYONS, CURATOR OF ANTIQUITIES, THE GETTY
Dr. Lyons is Curator of Antiquities with the incomparable J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Villa, and holds her degrees from Bowdoin College and PhD from Bryn Mawr College. Her areas of specialization are the art and archaeology of pre-Roman Italy, Etruria and Magna Graecia, Greek vase painting, the rediscovery and reception of classical antiquity, 19th century photography, and cultural heritage policy.
She has received numerous awards and has curated several outstanding exhibitions including projects centered on the afterlife of antiquity, in the visual arts and culture, and the history of collections. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Greece and Italy and is a prolific author in works that include ancient cemetery sites in Sicily, co-editor on work on Greek colonialism and gender and sexuality studies in Greek and Roman Art. Dr. Lyons is also a frequent lecturer at both UCLA, USC at other universities.
HARIS SIAMPANIS, CEO OF BENAKI MUSEUM IN ATHENS
Haris is CEO of one of Greece’s leading museums, the Benaki Museum, where Haris serves as CEO and on the Museum’s Executive Committee. Haris also served as the former CFO and COO of the Benaki Museum. Haris oversees the Museum’s development, day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning.
Prior to his tenure at the Benaki, Haris served as a Management Consultant at Boston Consulting Group tending to their clientele’s needs with financial restructuring, M&A, and strategic corporate planning. Haris studied at the National Technical University of Athens, and completed graduate studies at Tufts University and Harvard Business School.
OUR HOST: JOHN METAXAS
John is an award-winning news reporter and anchor at WCBS News radio and Bloomberg business reports with an audience of millions. He was anchor of CNN’s Your Money, NASDAQ and Moneyline with Lou Dobbs correspondent. John has interviewed legendary business figures including Bill Gates, Andy Grove, Michael Bloomberg and world figures such as Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter, and Mikhail Gorbachev.
John has practiced law and served as Chief Communications Officer for E*TRADE. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in journalism.