From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments
Harvard Semitic Museum
6 Divinity Ave.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
The Harvard Semitic Museum is reimagining its grand third-floor atrium gallery, featuring the arts of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). This first installment showcases newly fabricated casts from the ancient scenes that once adorned Mesopotamian palace walls. Meticulously created by museum curators and Harvard students, these relief sculptures show how the ancient kings commemorated their military triumphs and civic achievements. For ancient audiences, these scenes presented powerful royal propaganda. For modern audiences, they reveal great artistry and important glimpses into life in the ancient Near East.
Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions
Organization/Sponsor: Presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum., This exhibition is supported by a grant provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Cost: Museum admission is free and open to the public.
Contact Info: [email protected]
More info: semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu…