Gallery Talk: "Pioneers to the Past"
May 10, 1920
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Marshall and Doris Holleb Family Gallery for Special Exhibits
1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL
Join Emily Teeter, Special Exhibits Coordinator, to tour and discuss the Pioneers to the Past special exhibit, with special emphasis on James Henry Breasted’s three-month stay in Egypt. See how the political and social contacts he made, and the financial resources he had acquired, enabled Breasted to obtain objects that became key pieces in the Egyptian collections of both the Oriental Institute and Art Institute of Chicago and also to influence the future of archaeology in the Middle East.
This program is free. No registration is required.
Deir ez-Zor: Cliffs of the desert plateau north of the town; the Oriental Institute caravan is in foreground. (N. 3852, P. 7412)