The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce that the fitness room in Loring Hall has been named by Fred Kleiner in tribute to his late wife, Diana E. E. Kleiner, an esteemed scholar and integral member of the American School community.

This remarkable gift marks the Kleiners’ fourth substantial contribution to the Loring Hall complex. Prior gifts include a room named in honor of Hesperia, the Diana E. E. and Fred S. Kleiner Saloni and the Athenian Agora Courtyard Garden.

Reflecting on the reason for this gift, Fred Kleiner said,  "When Diana took up permanent residence in the Elysian Fields on November 12, 2023, I decided that I wanted to make an additional gift to the Loring Hall Campaign in her memory. I thought a fitting choice would be the new fitness room. Had there been such a facility when we lived in Loring Hall 50 years ago, I know that Diana would have spent time there every day—dressed, of course, in the latest colorful designer workout gear."

George Orfanakos, Executive Director of the American School, in speaking on the major gifts to Loring Hall which the Kleiners have donated said, “These gifts not only memorialize their invaluable contributions to our academic community but also serve as a lasting testament to the enduring impact of their partnership and shared commitment to scholarship and learning."

Diana Kleiner teaching Roman architecture at Yale.


Diana Kleiner was the Dunham Professor of History of Art and Classics Emerita and former Deputy Provost for the Arts at Yale University, where she was also the founder and director of Open Yale Courses. Her major book publications include Roman Group Portraiture, The Monument of Philopappos in Athens, Roman Funerary Altars with Portraits, Roman Sculpture, Cleopatra and Rome, and Roman Architecture, A Visual Guide.

Fred Kleiner is Professor Emeritus of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University and one of the founders of its Department of Archaeology, as well as former Editor-in-Chief (1985–1998) of the American Journal of Archaeology. He is the author of more than a hundred articles, reviews, and books, including The Early Cistophoric Coinage, The Arch of Nero in Rome, A History of Roman Art (2nd edition 2017), and the 10th through 16th editions of Gardner’s Art through the Ages.

To learn more about how to name a space in Loring Hall, please contact Nancy Savaides, Director of Stewardship and Engagement, at or 609-454-6810. Naming opportunities for a variety of spaces are still available. Donors can choose from a wide range of gift levels to name a room or area in honor of themselves, an American School scholar, or a family member, friend, or group.

Please click the links below to view the nameable spaces and options that remain: