Curatorial Staff

Jessica Powers

The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World

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Jessica Powers joined the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2006 and serves as the Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World. She has curated Antinous, the Emperor’s Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait (2017) and the reinstallation of the Museum's Greek and Roman galleries (2008), and served as co-editor of The San Antonio Museum of Art: Guide to the Collection (2012). Her publications include essays in Roman Artists, Patrons and Public Consumption: Familiar Works Reconsidered (2018) and in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture (2015). She was the 2017-2018 Kress Foundation/AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, and previously 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.