From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments

Standard Museum Hours, Sunday-Friday, 11:00am-4:00pm Sat, Dec 16, 2017 - Thu, May 31, 2018

Venue: Harvard Semitic Museum

6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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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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