“Reframing The Met’s Assyrian Sculpture Court”

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

239 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 4011

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Sarah Graff, Curator, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses how the renovation of The Met’s permanent galleries for ancient Near Eastern art has led to an important reconsideration of its iconic Assyrian Sculpture Court, an immersive space that evokes an audience hall in the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II. Learn about how the planned renovation will bring in additional layers of meaning, from reconstructing vanished color, to telling the compelling story of the sculptures’ journey from Nimrud to New York.

Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Critical Support is provided by the Yadgar  Endowment, Bowdoin College.

Illustration: View of Assyrian Sculpture Court, Gallery 401, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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