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Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire
- August 22, 2014–January 4, 2015Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
- February 14, 2015–May 31, 2015McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Friday, August 22, 2014–Sunday, January 4, 2015
The Roman Empire was vast and diverse, but the inhabitants of even its most far-flung provinces—Britain, Gaul, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia—were all, to some degree, “Roman.” Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire examines the interaction between local traditions and adopted Roman imperial culture through artifacts of daily life, politics, technology, and religion. The juxtaposition of mosaics, ceramics, sculpture, glass, textiles, coins, and jewelry presents a rich image of life in the Roman provinces. The exhibition features objects from across the empire, including works from Yale University’s excavations of Gerasa and Dura-Europos, many of which have rarely or never before been on view.
Exhibition and publication organized by Lisa Brody, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and Gail Hoffman, Assistant Professor in Classical Studies, Boston College. Made possible by Sharon and Richard A. Hurowitz, B.A. 1995, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Art Gallery Exhibition and Publication Fund, with additional support from Boston College and the patrons of the McMullen Museum.