Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Gifts of the Gods

"The U of S Museum of Antiquities opens a brand new exhibit, The Gifts of the Gods: Adornment in Antiquity. The Gifts of the Gods: Adornment in Antiquity is one of the U of S’s annual shifting exhibitions. These transitory exhibits are meant to highlight a certain aspect of the Museum’s collection and a certain theme drawn from the artworks and artifacts of history. And now they’re better than ever. This is, in fact, the first temporary exhibit to show in the Museum’s new location in the renovated College Building, which has allowed the Museum to escape its cramped home formerly on the second floor of the main library. Now unleashed in all its glory, most of the permanent collection is out year-round. New lighting, massive windows, and an airy ceiling magnificently showcase the collection and will highlight the pieces of the Adornment exhibit in particular—all forty-some of them! Adornment is the Museum’s specifically created collection of replicas and original pieces from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval and Renaissance Europe." Replicas include the Nefertiti bust.
See the above page for the full story.

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