By Carol Vogel - 06/22/2004
N.Y. TimesThe Cleveland Museum of Art has bought what it thinks is an ancient bronze sculpture of Apollo the Lizard Slayer by the classical Greek sculptor Praxiteles. If it is authentic, it will be one of the most important ancient bronzes in an American museum.About five feet tall, the bronze Apollo originally depicted the young god pulling back a...
Press Release - 01/28/2007
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs opens February 3rd at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Over 380,000 tickets have already been sold. A few tickets for opening week are available, buy now to be among the first to see Tutankhamun in Philadelphia! Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs is in London beginning November,...
Brooklyn MuseumDecember 22, 2006–September 28, 2008Special Exhibitions Hall, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor How the Egyptians, known throughout the ancient world for their expertise in magic, addressed the unknown forces of the universe is explored in this exhibition of twenty objects from the Brooklyn Museum's world-famous collection....
Metropolitan Museum of Art - 04/04/2007
New Greek and Roman Galleries Open in AprilThe spectacular redesign and reinstallation of the Museum's superb collection of classical art is nearing completion. On April 20, 2007, the New Greek and Roman Galleries, which include the dramatic Leon Levy and Shelby White Court, will be unveiled, concluding a 15-year project and returning...
Georgina Adam for the Art Newspaper - 04/04/2007
ABU DHABI. The global art market will receive a phenomenal boost after the signing last month of a $1.3 billion deal between Abu Dhabi and the Louvre museum which will see the French institution “franchised” in the emirate. As part of the 30-year agreement, the Abu Dhabi authorities will spend at least €40m ($48m) a year for the...
by Hillel Fendel - 05/10/2007
(IsraelNN.com) Prof. Ehud Netzer of Hebrew University, fulfilling a career-long goal of solving this national-historic mystery, has uncovered the grave of King Herod - at the Herodium (Herodion), east of Efrat in Gush Etzion. Prof. Netzer announced his discovery at a Tuesday morning press conference at the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew...
Carrie Coolidge - 01/26/2008Ancient Art has always been a serious fashionable collectable for educated investors. Michael H. Steinhardt believes there is money in antiquities. The legendardge-fund-manager-turned-full-time-philanthropist has quietly managed to assemble one of the largest and most important antiquities collections in the world. Now, he believes, its time has come.
"Ancient art has not appreciated much in value for a long time," says Steinhardt. "It has been under a certain
cloud because there are issues of provenance, which have made headlines in the last five- to 10-years and continue
to make headlines.
Martin Bailey - 01/07/2008
Despite widely publicised fears of damage to ancient sites, a team of specialists found that eight of the most important have not been touched after 2003
Issue 193 Art Newspaper
Baltimore, MD - 10/28/2008
The exhibition features some of the Walters' greatest masterpieces, as well as many hidden treasures on view for the first time. The allure of gold and gems and the desire to design objects of adornment have remained constant throughout history and across a spectrum of cultures.
Stephen May - 10/28/2008
The once-thriving communities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, buried by a mammoth volcano eruption in 79 AD and since excavated to reveal much about the daily lives, occupations, pastimes and art tastes of their people, surely rank among the wonders of the world. A recent visit to these resurrected towns, while underscoring the magnitude of the tragedy and the challenges of excavating the sites, offered rewarding visual insights into a long-lost society.