Join the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority in New York as we get a private guided tour of NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World’s new exhibit Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes.
With about 100 works, including outstanding examples of ancient pottery, sculpture, and metalwork, as well as watercolors, sketchbooks, photographs, costumes, and other archival material from the Ballets Russes, this exhibition—the first on the topic—reveals a rich, multifaceted dialogue between the ancient and the modern.
We will be joined by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Gideon Avni who will speak about the archaeology of religious interaction in the Holy Land during the Late Antiquity.
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP.
Prof. Gideon Avni
Gideon Avni is head of the Archaeology Division at the Israel Antiquities Authority and a professor of archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During the past 40 years he has conducted extensive fieldwork and research throughout Israel. Professor Avni's academic interests include Islamic archaeology, the cultural and religious transformation of the Near East from Byzantine to Islamic rule, the archaeology of desert societies in the Levant, the archaeology of Jerusalem, and the management of cultural heritage properties.
Léon Bakst; Costume Design for Tamara Karsavina as Chloé, for Daphnis et Chloé, ca. 1912.; Graphite and tempera and/or watercolor on paper.; H. 28.2 cm; W. 44.7 cm.; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund: 1933.392.
Image: Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum.