Friday, April 15, 2016

"Pergamon & the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

A new exhibit opens this coming Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City: "Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World."

Here's a preview from the Museum. The New York Times reviewed the exhibit today. An article in the Wall Street Journal makes it clear that the loan of 73 pieces from the Pergamon altar in the Berlin Museum that houses the Pergamon altar was occasioned by the necessary restoration of that Museum.

“This won’t happen again,” said Carlos A. Picón, the curator in charge of the Greek and Roman Art department at the Met. “Once the museum reopens, they won’t send one-third of its collection here.”

The Berlin press laments the (temporary) closing of the museum.


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