The International Society of Antiquaries
Who we are
The ISA is a learned and multidisciplinary society established in 2018. Members include artists Olivia Baldwin, Kyle Cottier, Elisa Pritzker, and Greg Slick, and archaeologist/artist Jeffrey L. Benjamin. We are committed to:
The society convenes every so often to present exhibitions of the member artists’ current work, as well as public programs to further the scholarship of art/archaeology. Our ultimate goals are to:
The owl, the standing stones, the scale, the flame, and the ouroboros together signify a deep, even mystical, understanding of the archaeological record and humanity's link to the very underpinnings of its civil culture. Our sigil honors the original mystery schools as well as those antiquaries of centuries past who, by pioneering the scholarly study of material culture, eventually paved the way for archaeological fieldwork, documentation, and interpretation as they are practiced today. As artists, our link to antiquarianism is a shared passion to explore what it is to be human and our place in the natural world.
Installation shots of recent exhibitions
Photo credits: Jeff Benjamin, Carl Van Brunt, Thomas Clarke, Greg Slick, SUNY Ulster.