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Walking Tour: Between Parthia and Rome: Art and Identity in the Near East at the Met

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CourseGraphic This exhibition presents a new perspective on the art and culture of the Near East during the period of the Parthian and Roman empires' struggle for regional control (circa 100 BC-250 AD).  Objects form Timna, Petra, Jerusalem, Baalbek, Palmyra, Dura-Europos, and Hatra demonstrate how cities and their inhabitants created artistic and cultural identities in the places in between imperial powers, and along the great spice and silk routes that connected them to each other and to a wider world.  Several of the sites featured in the show have been subject to considerable destruction in recent years, and the exhibition addresses the practical and ethical challenges archaeologists and museums face.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Page Knox 



Please read:  Please note: CHANGE OF DATE! Paper catalog shows 4/5. Class is now scheduled for 4/11. SAME TIME.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/11/2019 - 4/11/2019 Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art  Map Page Knox