The Art Institute of Chicago

November 26, 2012

The new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago are well worth a visit. There are many new pieces (on loan or newly acquired) and the best stuff is often hard to photograph (i.e., it’s behind glass).

Entrance to the ancient galleries

Torso of an emperor, ca 100 CE

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Oriental Institute, Chicago (November, 2011)

February 26, 2012

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago is definitely worth a visit:

Entrance to the museum

Relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, 721-705 BCE

 

Another relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad

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