ARCE PA Chapter: "Re-viewing the arts of ancient Egypt at the Art Institute of Chicago"

Registration is required

Presented by: Dr. Ashley Arico; Art Institute of Chicago

  • 3:30 PM ETPennsylvania
  • Online-Zoom
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If you are a member of ARCE-PA, you will find a link to register in the emails that are sent out about the lecture. 

If you are not a member of ARCE-PA, please visit our website to sign up for the link: arce-pa.org or contact info@arce-pa.org 


Lecture Information: 

In 1890 the Art Institute of Chicago became the first museum in the Windy City to start a collection of Egyptian antiquities. Over the next 40 years, the collection was shaped by the hands of many well known Egyptologists and Egypt enthusiasts, including Amelia B. Edwards, the Reverend Chauncey Murch, James Henry Breasted, and Charles L. Hutchinson, who was the first president of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as a Vice President for the American branch of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Drawing on archival documents and historic photos this

richly illustrated talk will retrace the history of Egyptian art at the Art Institute of Chicago through the stories of individual objects, such as a ushabti of Horudja and the funerary stela of a man named Amenemhat. It will also explore new approaches to the collection

as the museum prepares to put it back on view in the galleries for the first time in over a decade within the framework of the recently redefined Department of the Arts of Africa.