Antiquities

Bowers Museum presents Gems of the Medici exhibition

Bowers Museum presents Gems of the Medici exhibition

Bowers Museum presents Gems of the Medici an exhibition on view through September 15, 2013. Gems of the Medici, highlights some of the oldest and most unique pieces of the Medici collections including antiquities dating from the 1st Century BCE as well as a cornelian which was part of the Seal of Nero. This touring […]

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Georgia Museum of Art opens Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina

Georgia Museum of Art opens Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina

Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina, an exhibition on view May 4 to July 7, 2013. Decorative arts historians coined the term “face jug” to refer to a pottery type created by the African American enslaved community in the Edgefield district of […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art to Return Sculptures to Cambodia

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Return Sculptures to Cambodia

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that it will return to the Kingdom of Cambodia two 10th-century Koh Ker stone statues of “Kneeling Attendants”—donated in separate stages to the Museum in the late 1980s and early 1990s—and on public display in its Asian Wing for nearly 20 years. The Met recently came […]

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Israel Museum Jerusalem Exhibits Gabriel Revelation Stone

Israel Museum Jerusalem Exhibits Gabriel Revelation Stone

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is showing the Gabriel Revelation Stone in an exhibition, I Am Gabriel complementing the ongoing large-scale exhibition Herod the Great, which explores other aspects of the period. Considered the most important archaeological artifact to come to light in the region since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gabriel Revelation […]

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Courtauld Gallery opens lluminating Objects exhibition

The Courtauld Gallery presents lluminating Objects an exhibition on view 1 May to 22 July 2013. The third display in the Illuminating Objects programme at The Courtauld Gallery focuses on the German miniature picture Bibles, Dess Alten Testaments Mittler: Dess Neuen Testaments Mittler. Produced by two sisters from Augsburg in the late 17th century, Johanna […]

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15th-Century Illuminated Manuscript Jointly Acquired by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the joint acquisition of one of the finest illuminated Hebrew manuscripts ever created, a rare handwritten copy of the Mishneh Torah by Maimonides, one of the most important rabbinical figures of the Middle Ages. The manuscript was previously in the collection of Judy […]

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British Museum announces Pompeii and Herculaneum app

British Museum announces Pompeii and Herculaneum app

The British Museum has announced a Pompeii and Herculaneum iOS app and an Android version available from 2 May. Explore life and death in the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum using streetmaps of the areas, with key objects featured in the exhibition plotted on the maps. As well as information and zoomable images of the […]

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Joslyn Art Museum appoints Erin Walcek Averett as adjunct curator of antiquities

Joslyn Art Museum announces the appointment of Erin Walcek Averett, Ph.D., as adjunct curator of antiquities. She will work in tandem with Joslyn curatorial staff in various projects beginning with the 2014 exhibition Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life. Dr. Averett is assistant professor of archaeology in the department of fine and […]

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Nelson-Atkins opens Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection exhibition

Nelson-Atkins presents Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection an exhibition on view April 20—November 3, 2013. Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection presents masterworks of the premier Boston silversmiths such as Paul Revere and New York silversmith Myer Myers, whose objects are shown throughout the museum’s buildings. Early Americans collected silver objects (also […]

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