The latest installment of the Kelsey in Focus case, Ancient Abstraction in Textiles from Late Roman Egypt, is now on view. For this small exhibition, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art Nicola Barham has chosen three clothing fragments that display bright, abstract representations of people and animals, demonstrating the sometimes unexpected brilliance of ancient art.
The Kelsey in Focus case is located on the first floor of the museum, near the display of ancient glass. Can't make it to the museum? You can also read about this and all previous Kelsey in Focus exhibitions on the Kelsey website.
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The Kelsey Museum has over 100,000 objects in its collection but can only display a small fraction of them at any given time. The Kelsey in Focus program, initiated in 2018, is a space dedicated to showcasing seldom-seen objects and highlighting the research of our curators, faculty, staff, and students.