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Egyptian Stories Revealed: The Met’s Exciting New Acquisitions

May 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Northern California ARCE, Room 20 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Diana Craig Patch, Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Egyptian Stories Revealed: The Met’s Exciting New Acquisitions

Sunday, May 6, 3 pm
Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)

About the Lecture:

Many of the objects in the Met’s Egyptian collection are old favorites with our visitors:  William, the blue hippo, the exquisite lips of a queen in yellow jasper, the graceful models from Meketre’s tomb, or the serene-looking statue of Hatshepsut in indurated limestone.  The stories that these pieces tell about ancient Egypt are well known.  This presentation shares new narratives developed by our curators that were uncovered as they studied a number of recent acquisitions. These fascinating objects open new windows into the ongoing study of ancient Egyptian culture.

Diana Craig Patch, Lila Acheson Wallace Curator in Charge, is an Egyptologist specializing in archaeology, who received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. During her tenure at the Met, Patch has curated The Dawn of Egyptian Art (2012), an exhibition that demonstrated how Predynastic art contributed to the foundation of Pharaonic culture, and the exhibition Cleopatra’s Needle (2013–14), which celebrated the Central Park icon. Additionally, she co-curated the reinstallation of the Predynastic and Early Dynastic gallery (2003). Patch has taught courses at the Institute of Fine Arts, City University of New York, and Rutgers University, and also lectures extensively. For the past thirty-five years, Patch has carried out fieldwork in Egypt and currently is co-director of the Joint Expedition to Malqata—a project for mapping, excavating, and restoring the festival city of Amenhotep III in western Thebes.




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May 6, 2018
3:00 pm EDT
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Glenn Meyer


Northern California ARCE, Room 20 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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