When:
Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 11:00a -
4:00p

Where:
Harvard Semitic Museum
6 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
University

Event website:
https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/stone-silicone

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.

This exhibition opens Saturday, December 16th, and will then remain on display weekly during standard museum hours, Sunday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm.

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.

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13/01/2018 11:00:00 13/01/2018 16:00:00 15 From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Wall Carvings 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... Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit