Exhibition: This Just In! Additions to the Collection from Pompeii to Today

sarcophagus no background tifThe Mead’s fall exhibition, This Just In! Additions to the Collection from Pompeii to Today, is on view now through December 29. Included in the exhibition is the Mead’s newly acquired Roman sarcophagus, inscribed with a memorial poem for the two children it once held.

Also on view is an exquisite print by Albrecht Dürer:

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Contemporary art by Jonathan Meese:

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And so much more.

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One thought on “Exhibition: This Just In! Additions to the Collection from Pompeii to Today

  1. Your recently acquired Roman sarcophagus is a marvelous piece. Remarkable too, in the size and extent of the inscription — I’d say few can match it, especially among children’s sarcophagi. A fantastic piece for teaching as well, I imagine: a meaty inscription for Latin classes to decipher; mythological aquatic cavorts as condensed illustration of the Roman obsession with baths, aqueducts, and the pleasures of water in general; a children’s sarcophagus as point of entry into infant mortality rates in the ancient world; etc. Its frisky male-female pairs also resonate beautifully with the motifs on the Mead’s black-figure amphora.

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