The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World
Jessica Powers joined the Museum in September 2006 and serves as the Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World. She curated the reinstallation of the Museum's Greek and Roman galleries in spring of 2008 and served as project director for the exhibitions To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum (2010) and Aphrodite and the Gods of Love (2012). Powers served as co-editor of The San Antonio Museum of Art: Guide to the Collection (2012), and her essay on "Current Trends in Museum Display" appears in the Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture (2015). She is currently preparing a catalogue of the Museum's Roman sculpture collection. Powers has also published several essays on the ensembles of sculptures and wall paintings that decorated houses in Pompeii. From 2011-2014 she served on the Archaeological Institute of America's Museums and Exhibitions Committee. 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 the Museum she held positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.