This exhibition at the Walters is a must see.
Reading Beneath the Lines
Recovered writings found in the Archimedes palimpsest, on display at the Walters Art Museum beginning Oct. 16, include texts that give us a glimpse into the ancient roots of math, philosophy and politics in Western civilization.
On October 29th at 2:00, The Walters Art Gallery will be hosting a talk with Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, authors of Chasing Aphrodite. This is a must see talk for anyone interested in museums and the problematic history of the antiquities trade. Also on stage for the discussion will be Arthur Houghton, Curator at the Getty during the 80’s.
Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum
In recent years, several of America’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. The monetary value is estimated at over half a billion dollars. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity?
The Museum will be closed on Monday due to Fall Break. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
Mark your calendars. The next AIA talk will be Friday, October 14th. The museum will be open to the public from 4-5 that day in addition to our normal hours.
AIA Event Listings – Borrowed Gods?: The Reception and Translation of Greek Myth in Archaic Cyprus –
Location: Gilman Hall Room 50, The Marjorie Fisher Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus Baltimore, MD United States