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Past Exhibitions, 1981–1990

1990–1991: Dangerous Archaeology: Francis Willey Kelsey and Armenia (1919–1920)

Fall 1990–February 28, 1991

Curator: Thelma K. Thomas

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1990: The President's Choice

1990

Curator: Marti Lu Allen

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1990: Crowning Glories: Persian Kingship and the Power of Creative Continuity

1990

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

 

1989–1990: Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House

1989–1990

Curators: E. and H. Maguire with Marti Lu Allen

 

1989: The Parish Church of Saint-Maclou in Rouen: Late Gothic Plan Design in Art and Normandy

1989

Curator: L. Neagley

 

1989: Touring the Ruins: Vintage Photographs and Postcards of the Ancient World

1989

Curator: Marti Lu Allen

 

1989: Frankincense and Myrrh

1989

Curator: Marti Lu Allen

 

1989: Ancient Locks and Keys

October 21, 1988–March 15, 1989

Curator: Marti Lu Allen

 

This exhibition explained the principles of ancient locking mechanisms, including the tumbler system invented in ancient Egypt and still used in Yale locks today.

1989: A Selection of Textiles from Mediaeval Egypt

1989

Curator: Thelma Thomas

 

1988: Symbol and Artifact: Creative Expression in the Stone Age

1988

Curators: Marti Lu Allen and Lauren Talalay

 

This exhibition focused on the late Ice Age in Europe, one of the most extraordinary and innovative periods in prehistory. It featured more than 100 objects culled from collections at the University of Michigan and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Most of the pieces date to the Upper Palaeolithic era (ca. 35,000–11,000 years ago), a time of revolutionary human achievement.

1988: Hand of Man

1988

Curator: Marti Lu Allen

 

An artist's view of prehistoric cave and canyon painting in Europe and North Africa.

1988: Greek Vases: A Special Collection

January 19–0ctober 2, 1988

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

 

1988: Egyptian Mummies: From Ancient Cult to Modern Science

February 5–August 14, 1988

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

 

1987: A Portrait Mosaic from Gerasa in Roman Syria

1987

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

 

1987: Personal Adornments – Private Treasures

1987: Caravan! Ancient and Mediaeval Destinies Across the Sand

1987

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

 

1986: The Cameron Squeezes from Behistun: Salvaging a Record of Persian Art and History

1986

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

 

1986–1987: Ancient Clothmaking

1986–1987

Curator: A. Rosenberg

 

1986: Ancient Terracottas: Lasting Impressions of the Distant Past

1986

Curator: Marti Lu Allen

 

1986: Coins and Chemistry: Scientific Methods of Mint Identification and Forgery, Detection in Ancient Silver

1986

Curators: A. Gordus with Marti Lu Allen

 

1986: Twenty Five Years of Discovery at Sardis

1986

Curator: Elaine Gazda

 

1986: Portals to Eternity: The Necropolis at Terenouthis in Lower Egypt

1986

Curator: Roger McCleary

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1985: Image and Artifact: Ancient Art from the Detroit Institute of Art

1985

Curator: T. Motz

 

1985: Etruscan Case

1985: Visions of Excellence: The Career of Francis W. Kelsey (1899–1927)

1985: Ancient Cyprus: Confluence of Culture in the Mediterranean

1985

Curator: F. Albertson

 

1985: Piecing Together the Past: The Art of Archaeology

1985

Curator: M. Morden

 

1984–1985: Ancient Needlework

1984-1985

Curator: A. Rosenberg

 

1984: Roman Portraiture on Coins

1984: Napoleon’s Legacy: The European Exploration of Egypt

1984: The Art of Seals: Aesthetic and Social Dynamics of the Impressed Image from Antiquity to the Present

1984

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

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1983: Islamic Art installation

1983: In Pursuit of Antiquity: Thomas Spencer Jerome and the Bay of Naples (1899–1914)

1983

Curator: Elaine Gazda

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1983: Karanis: An Egyptian Town in Roman Times

1983

Curators: E. K. Gazda with A. Berlin and J. Royer

 

1982: Terracotta Lamps

1982: Wondrous Glass: Reflections on the World of Rome ca. 50 BC - AD 650

1982

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

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1982: A Scientist Views the Past: The Goudsmit Collection of Egyptian Antiquities

1982

Curator: Margaret Cool Root

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1982: Ross/Baumann Pottery

1981: Greek Sculpture in Transition: 450 BC–200 AD

1981

Curator John G. Pedley

 

1981: Decorative Arts of Coptic and Islamic Egypt

1981

Curator: E. Higashi

 

1981: The Mint and the Message: 1000 Years of Currency from Darius to Justinian

1981

Curator: P. Visona