Friday, August 20, 2010

Rochester (U.S.) gallery puts Egyptian items on display

The Daily News Online

Two new galleries showcasing the Memorial Art Gallery's ancient art collections opened in late 2009 as part of a renovation and reinstallation of the museum's second-floor galleries.

The changes were made possible by one of the largest gifts in Gallery history — a $1 million donation from long-time MAG friend and supporter Helen H. Berkeley.

The Helen H. Berkeley Gallery of Ancient Art brings together works from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including objects never before on view.

Among its highlights are two of the most important acquisitions of recent years — the rare pair of 4th century Egyptian coffins that were in MAG’s Gill Discovery Center.

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