13 JULY 2016 / G.W. Bowersock comments on The Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World at the MET

Distinguished scholar G.W. Bowersock has written an enlightening article about his experience at The Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World exhibit, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for The New York Review of Books.

The exhibit features eminent works from the time of Alexander the Great all the way to Cleopatra. Bowersock outlines the vast significance of the artifacts on display and the ways in which man has marveled over the works from their very creation by bringing readers on a historical journey corresponding to the various galleries of the exhibit.

The exhibit, funded in part by the SNF, opened at The Met on April 18, 2016, and will run until July 17, 2016. It features the work of artists over the span of the Hellenistic period’s three centuries (323 – 30 B.C.). A wide range of artifacts are on display, ranging from marble and bronze sculptures, to jewelry, portraits and military equipment.

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For more information about the exhibition, click here.