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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Opens The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Opens The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, on view May 8, 2011–July 31, 2011, features thirty-seven sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1342–1404), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des […]

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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) to Host Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) to Host Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World

The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) have announced that the two institutions will host Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World, a remarkable exhibition highlighting the ancient Mesoamerican civilization’s Classic Period (250 to 900 AD) and its notable achievements. As visitors journey into the heart of a great Maya city, many of the mysteries surrounding the […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Presents Illuminating the Serenissima Books of the Republic of Venice

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Presents Illuminating the Serenissima Books of the Republic of Venice

Exhibition showcases hidden Venetian treasures from Isabella Gardner’s rare books collection From May 3 to June 19, visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are invited to take a closer look at seven Venetian manuscripts from the museum’s extensive rare books collection in a unique, compact exhibition entitled Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic […]

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Legion of Honor Presents Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

Legion of Honor Presents Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

The Legion of Honor in San Francisco presents Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel, Exhibition open April 23 to July 24, 2011. First unearthed in 1996 in a rescue excavation in Lod, ancient Diospolis, Israel, a large and extraordinarily detailed floor mosaic was recently lifted from its site and conserved. Found in a […]

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