(update 9/27/13) Congratulations to the curators on the lively opening of Daily Life in the Late Antique World, the Department of Art History’s first exhibition in the WJB Gallery. A diverse crowd of students, faculty, and alumni from around the University enjoyed the casual opening and personal tours with the curators. The exhibition focuses on arts from the world of Late Antiquity: Coptic textiles, pots and pot-shards, jewelry, coins and lamps.
Curated by Associate Professor Lynn Jones, doctoral candidate Christopher Timm, and senior undergraduate intern Sarah Daiker, the exhibition draws from private collections and materials held in Strozier Library’s Special Collections. A section of the exhibition highlights the re-use of Late Antique forms—particularly architecture and manuscripts–in the Byzantine Empire, Islamic Caliphate and Ottoman Empire.
The exhibition is of particular importance to students in Dr. Jones’s Late Antique and Early Christian class, and to students taking Survey of Art History I, ARH 3056. There are a variety of hands-on projects, including reconstructions of ceramic ware from shards. The exhibit will remain on display through November. Contact Dr. Lynn Jones for guided tours or class visits.