"LOST ART: Ancient Iranian Bronzes"

Lost Art

Various weapons, possibly Iranian from Luristan, copper alloy, n.d., possibly 1300-650 B.C.E., gift of Carl and Gail George, Union College Permanent Collection

February 1, 2018 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Union College’s Permanent Collection of art and artifacts includes an uncommon and exceptional collection of bronze weaponry and horse fittings from ancient Iran, generously donated by Professor Emeritus Carl George. This exhibition will feature the majority of the collection, which is representative of the famed but ill-fated Luristan bronzes that have intrigued and confounded museum curators, scholars, and archaeologists since the 1920s when they began to show up on the European and American art markets.

The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 22 through March 25, 2018, in the Lally Reading Room in Schaffer Library. There will be an accompanying curator’s talk and reception to celebrate the patronage and donations of esteemed Professor Emeritus Carl George on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, from 12:55 – 1:45 pm. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is generously co-sponsored by Schaffer Library.

The Lally Reading Room is located on the first floor of the Schaffer Library, and is open daily from 9 am - 6 pm. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our website, muse.union.edu/mandeville/


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