July - August 2007
Faya Causey is head of the academic programs department at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. A specialist in ancient art, Causey is the author of many articles appearing in a variety of journals, catalogues, and anthologies. Her most important work is the Catalogue of the Carved Amber (Greek, Etruscan and Italic) of the J. Paul Getty Museum, which is to appear in 2008. While at the Clark, Causey will be finalizing her essay "Jasper Johns: Ancient Aspects," and working on her current book, A Matter of Life and Death: Jewelry in the Ancient World. In this study of archaeologically retrieved ancient jewelry, Causey employs multiple methodologies—including comparative ethnography—as she interrogates the range of meanings of ancient body ornamentation and adornment.