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March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception for Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Celebrate the opening of Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt, the first exhibition to explore the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art. With nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Striking Power will examine widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by political and religious motivations. Focusing on the legacies of pharaohs Hatshepsut (reigned ca. 1478–1458 BCE) and Akhenaten (reigned ca. 1353–1336 BCE), as well as the destruction of objects in late Antiquity, the exhibition will pair damaged works, from fragmented heads to altered inscriptions, with undamaged examples.

Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BCE
Made for a temple in Hermopolis Magna, Egypt
Limestone, pigment, 8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 inches (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm)
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photo: Brooklyn Museum

Details

Date:
March 22, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Website:
https://pulitzerarts.org/program/opening-reception-for-striking-power/

Venue

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Phone:
(314) 754-1850
Venue Website:
www.pulitzerarts.org/

Organizer

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Phone:
3147541850
Email:
communications@pulitzerarts.org
Organizer Website:
pulitzerarts.org

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