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03.06.2018 | Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra | Free

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 17, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 20, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2018

Categories: Historical, Photography, Visual Arts


Once a thriving caravan city of the Roman frontier during the 1st – 3rd centuries CE, Palmyra contained an array of temples,
colonnaded streets, theatres and commercial areas. Today the city, now in war-torn Syria, has been almost completely
destroyed. Curated by photo historian David R. Hanlon, the exhibit presents a group of 19th century and contemporary
photographs of Palmyra and others from local public and private collections by Michael J. Fuller, Frank Mason Good, David
R. Hanlon, John Henry Haynes, Don McCullin and others. Augmenting the exhibition will be motion graphic and virtual
reality pieces created for this exhibition by designers at St. Louis Community College.

The exhibition is made possible by Yvette and John Dubinsky, with additional support from Christner, Inc., Jeremy Hinton; and Barbara and Arthur
McDonnell, with in-kind support from Olin Library Special Collections, Washington University in St. Louis.

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