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Current and Upcoming Museum Exhibitions

Updated 13 December 2017

Each month, the AJA will provide information about current and upcoming museum exhibits around the world that are related to topics within the scope of the journal. The list includes exhibition dates, locations, curators, information about catalogues, and links to museum websites with further information. It is organized by geographic location (The Americas, Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, and Oceania). Within that larger framework, exhibitions are arranged alphabetically by country and then by closing date. If a catalogue is not mentioned, then no catalogue is available. The AJA Museum Review Editor welcomes input from readers for additions to this list.


The Americas

United States

Mummies

20 March 2017–7 January 2018
American Museum of Natural History
New York, New York
Curators: David Hurst Thomas and John J. Flynn

For more information: http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mummies/

Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans

5 October 2017–7 January 2018
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York, New York

Curator: Jennifer Y. Chi
Catalogue: Chi, Jennifer Y., ed. Restoring the Minoans. Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans. Pp. 132. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2017. $35. ISBN 978-0-691178691 (paper).

For more information: http://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/minoans

Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World

28 October 2017–7 January 2018
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Curators: Vinzenz Brinkmann, Renée Dreyfus, and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann
Catalogue: Brinkmann, Vinzens, Renée Dreyfus, and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, eds. Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World. Pp. 192. DelMonico Books, Prestel, Munich 2017. $25.44. ISBN 9783791357072 (cloth).

For more information: http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/exhibitions/gods-color-polychromy-ancient-world

Roman Mosaics across the Empire

30 March 2016–8 January 2018
Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

Curator: Alexis Belis
Catalogue: Belis, Alexis. Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Pp. 72. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2016. $20. ISBN 9781606064979 (paper).

For more information: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/roman_mosaics/

Piranesi: Rome in Ruins

20 May 2017–14 January 2018
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis, Minnesota

For more information: https://new.artsmia.org/exhibition/piranesi-rome-in-ruins/

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

9 September 2017–14 January 2018
National Sporting Library and Museum
Middleburg, Virginia

17 February 2018–8 July 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia

Curators: Peter Schertz and Nicole Stribling
Catalogue: Schertz, Peter, Nicole Stribling, and Sean Hemingway, eds. The Horse in Ancient Greek Art. Pp. 160. Yale University Press, New Haven 2017. $45. ISBN: 9780300230574 (cloth).

For more information: http://www.nationalsporting.org/nslm/exhibition_details/619

The Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome, and Back

14 September 2017–14 January 2018
Yeshiva University Museum
New York, New York

Curator: Steven Fine

For more information: http://www.yumuseum.org/exhibitions/view/the-arch-of-titus-from-jerusalem-to-rome-and-back/current

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

14 October 2017–15 January 2018
Freer Sackler
Washington, D.C.

10 February 2018–11 November 2018
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Curator: Yekaterina Barbash
Catalogue: Barbash, Yekaterina. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. Pp. 46. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York 2016. $9.95. (paper).

For more information: https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhibition/divine-felines-cats-of-ancient-egypt/

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

29 September 2017–21 January 2018
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York

Curators: Edward Bleiberg and Yekaterina Barbash
Catalogue: Bleiberg, Edward, Yekaterina Barbash, and Lisa Bruno. Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt. Pp. 152. Brooklyn Museum in association with D Giles Ltd, Brooklyn 2013. $34.95. ISBN 978-1907804274 (cloth).

For more information: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/soulful_creatures_animal_mummies

The Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt

3 October 2017–31 March 2018
The Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Curator: Foy Scalf
Catalogue: Scalf, Foy, ed. Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt. Pp. 376. Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago 2017. $34.95. ISBN 9781614910381 (paper).

For more information: https://oi.uchicago.edu/museum-exhibits/special-exhibits/book-dead-becoming-god-ancient-egypt

Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 18172017

18 October 2017–27 May 2018
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Terry G. Wilfong and Carla M. Sinopoli

For more information: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/special-exhibitions.html

AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World

2 February 2017–15 July 2018
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick, Maine

Curator: Jim Higginbotham

For more information: http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2017/AEGYPTUS.shtml

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

14 May 2016–26 August 2018
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Curator: Renee Dreyfus

For more information: http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/future-past-mummies-and-medicine

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

27 March 2018–9 September 2018
The Getty Center
Los Angeles, California

Curators: Jeffrey Spier and Timothy Potts
Catalogue: Spier, Jeffrey, Timothy Potts, and Sara E. Cole, eds. Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World. Pp. 360. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2018. $65. ISBN 9781606065518 (cloth).

For more information: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_1894.html

Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

8 April 2017–26 November 2018
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Curators: Salam Al Kuntar and Lauren Ristvet

For more information: https://www.penn.museum/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/cultures-in-the-crossfire

Urban Biographies: Ancient and Modern

24 August 2018–6 January 2019
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curator: Christopher Ratté

For more information: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/upcoming.html

Color

8 February 2019–24 May 2019
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Catherine Person and Caroline Roberts

For more information: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/upcoming.html

Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile

23 August 2019–5 January 2020
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis

For more information: https://lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/upcoming.html

Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia

Denmark

Farao: Magtens ansigt
(Pharaoh: The Face of Power)

12 October 2017–25 February 2018
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Copenhagen

Curator: Tine Bagh

For more information: https://www.glyptoteket.com/udstilling/pharaoh-the-face-of-power/

France

Le luxe dans l'antiquité: Trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France
(Luxury in Ancient Times: Treasures of the Bibliothèque nationale de France)

1 July 2017–21 January 2018
Musée départemental Arles antique
Arles

Curators: Mathilde Avisseau-Broustet, Cécile Colonna, Fabrice Denise, and Nicolas de Larquier
Catalogue: Avisseau-Broustet, Mathilde, and Cécile Colonna. Le luxe dans l’Antiquité: Trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. Pp. 351. Snoeck Édition; Gent 2017. €30. ISBN 978-94-6161-387-5 (cloth).

For more information: http://www.arles-antique.cg13.fr/mdaa_cg13/leluxedanslantiquite/index.htm

Germany

Charakterköpfe: Griechen und Römer im Porträt
(Charakterköpfe: Portraits of Greeks and Romans)

12 July 2017–14 January 2018
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek
Munich

Curators: Florian S. Knauß and Christian Gliwitzky
Catalogue: Knauß, Florian S., and Christian Gliwitzky, eds. Charakterköpfe: Griechen und Römer im Porträt. Pp. 424. Hirmer Verlag, Munich 2017. € 39,90. ISBN 978-3-7774-2954-0 (paper).

For more information: http://www.antike-am-koenigsplatz.mwn.de/en/ancient-masterpieces/sonderausstellungen/charakterkoepfe-portraits-of-greeks-and-romans.html

Gefährliche Perfektion: Antike Grabvasen aus Apulien
(Dangerous Perfection: Ancient Funerary Vases from Apulia)

17 June 2016–21 January 2018
Altes Museum
Berlin

Curators: Ursula Kästner and David Saunders
Catalogue: Kästner, Ursula, and David Saunders, eds. Dangerous Perfection: Ancient Funerary Vases from Southern Italy. Pp. 216. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2016. $60. ISBN 978-1606064764 (cloth).

For more information: http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/alte-nationalgalerie/exhibitions/detail/gefaehrliche-perfektion-antike-grabvasen-aus-apulien.html

Götter der Etrusker: Zwischen Himmel und Unterwelt
(The Gods of the Etruscans: Between Heaven and the Underworld)

14 October 2017–4 February 2018
Archaeologisches Museum
Frankfurt

Curator: Natasha Bagherpour Kashani

For more information: http://www.archaeologisches-museum.frankfurt.de/index.php/en/

Bewegte Zeiten: Archäologie in Deutschland
(Restless Times: Archaeology in Germany)

September 2018–January 2019
Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte and the Verband der Landesarchäologen
Martin-Gropius-Bau
Berlin

For more information
http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/museum-fuer-vor-und-fruehgeschichte/exhibitions/detail/bewegte-zeiten.html

Die Krone von Kertsch: Schätze aus Europas Frühzeit
(The Crown of Kerch: Treasures from the Dawn of European History)

19 October 2017–29 September 2019
Neues Museum
Berlin

For more information: http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/museum-fuer-vor-und-fruehgeschichte/exhibitions/detail/die-krone-von-kertsch.html

Greece

The Sacred Way and Eleusis

15 December 2017–16 May 2018
Acropolis Museum
Athens

Italy

EGITTO: La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II
(Egypt: The Extraordinary Discovery of Pharaoh Amenhotep II)

13 September 2017–7 January 2018
Museo delle Culture di Milano
Milan

Curators: Patrizia Piacentini and Christian Orsenigo

For more information: http://www.mudec.it/eng/egypt-exhibition-mudec-milan/

Pretiosa vitrea: L’arte vetraria antica nei musei e nelle collezioni private della Toscana
(Prestiosa Vitrea: The Art of Glass Manufacturing in the Museums and Private Collections of Tuscany)

17 October 2017–29 January 2018
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze
Florence

Curators: Fabrizio Paolucci and Giandomenico De Tommaso
Catalogue: Paolucci, Fabrizio, and Giandomenico De Tommaso, eds. Pretiosa Vitrea: The Art of Glass Manufacturing in The Museums and Private Collections of Tuscany. Pp. 176. 5 Continents Editions: Milan 2018. $45. ISBN 978-88-7439-804-1 (paper).

For more information: https://museoarcheologiconazionaledifirenze.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/pretiosa-vitrea-una-nuova-mostra-al-maf/

Pompei @ Madre: Materia archelogica
(Pompeii @ Madre: Archaeological Matter)

19 November 2017–30 April 2018
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina
Naples

Curators: Massimo Osanna and Andrea Viliani

For more information: http://www.madrenapoli.it/en/senza-categoria-en/pompeimadre-materia-archelogica/

Il tesoro di antichità: Winckelmann e il Museo Capitolino nella Roma del Settecento
(The Treasure of Antiquity: Winckelmann and the Capitoline Museum in Eighteenth Century Rome)

7 December 2017–22 April 2018
Musei Capitolini
Rome

Curators: Eloisa Dodero and Claudio Parisi Presicce

For more information: http://en.museicapitolini.org/mostre_ed_eventi/mostre/il_tesoro_di_antichita_winckelmann_e_il_museo_capitolino_nella_roma_del_settecento

Traiano: Construire l’Impero, creare l’Europa
(Trajan: Building the Empire, Creating Europe)

29 November 2017–16 September 2018
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
Rome

Curators: Claudio Parisi Presicce, Lucrezia Ungaro, and Livio Zerbini

For more information: http://en.mercatiditraiano.it/mostre_ed_eventi/mostre/traiano_costruire_l_impero_creare_l_europa

Netherlands

Fascinatie voor Persepolis
(Fascination with Persepolis)

20 October 2017–25 March 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Leiden

For more information: http://www.rmo.nl/english/exhibitions/fascination-with-persepolis

Nineveh: Hoofdstad van een wereldrijk
(Nineveh: Heart of an Ancient Empire)

20 October 2017–25 March 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Leiden

Curator: Lucas Petit
Catalogue: Petit, Lucas, and Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, eds. Nineveh: Hoofdstad van een wereldrijk. Pp. 152. Sidestone Press; Leiden 2017. €19,95. ISBN: 978-9088905469 (cloth).

Petit, Lucas, and Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, eds. Nineveh. The Great City. Pp. 356. Sidestone Press; Leiden 2017. €145 ISBN: 978-9088904967 (cloth).

For more information: http://www.rmo.nl/english/exhibitions/nineveh

Fibulae

28 January 2017–3 June 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Leiden

Curators: Stijn Heeren and Annemarieke Willemsen
Catalogue: Heeren, Stijn, and Annemarieke Willemsen. Fibulae: Vondsten, vormen & mode. Pp. 70. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden 2017. €12,50. ISBN 978-90-712013-2-5.

For more information: http://www.rmo.nl/english/exhibitions/fibulae

Portugal

Lusitânia dos Flávios: A propósito de Estácio e das Silvas
(Flavian Lusitania: About Statius and the Silvae)

17 March 2017–31 December 2017
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
Lisbon

Curators: António Carvalho, Carlos Fabião, Ana Lóio, and Catarina Viegas

For more information: http://www.lusitaniaromana.com/language/en/

Loulé: Territórios, Memórias, Identidades
(Loulé: Territory, Memory, Identity)

21 June 2017–20 December 2018
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
Lisbon

Curators: Victor S. Gonçalves, Amílcar Guerra, Catarina Viegas, Helena Catarino, and Luís Oliveira

For more information: http://www.museuarqueologia.gov.pt/?a=2&x=3

Russia

Нефертари и Долина цариц: Из коллекции Египетского музея в Турине
(Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens: From the Museo Egizio, Turin)

16 June 2017–10 January 2018
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Petersburg

Curators: Andrei Olegovich Bolshakov and Andrei Nikolayevich Nikolayev
Catalogue: Bolshakov, Andrei Olegovich, and Andrei Nikolayevich Nikolayev. Нефертари и Долина цариц: Из коллекции Египетского музея в Турине. Pp. 376. State Hermitage Publishing House, The Hermitage 2017. ISBN 978-5-93572-728-4.

For more information: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/what-s-on/temp_exh/2017/nefertari/?lng=en

Spain

Arrecifes del tiempo: Arqueología, fotografía y literatura en Mérida
(Reefs of Time: Archaeology, Photography and Literature in Mérida)

11 April 2017–31 December 2017
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Mérida

Curator: D. José Luis de la Barrera

For more information: http://www.mecd.gob.es/mnromano/actividades/exposiciones-temporales.html

Mulieres: Mujeres en Augusta Emerita
(Mulieres: Women in Augusta Emerita)

1 July 2017–31 December 2017
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Mérida

Curator: Trinidad Nogales

For more information: http://www.mecd.gob.es/mnromano/actividades/exposiciones-temporales.html

El poder del pasado: 150 años de arqueología en España
(The Power of the Past: 150 Years of Archaeology in Spain)

11 October 2017–1 April 2018
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Madrid

Curator: Gonzalo Ruiz Zapatero

For more information: http://www.man.es/man/en/exposicion/exposiciones-temporales/poder-del-pasado.html

Switzerland

Scanning Sethos: Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes
(Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb)

29 October 2017–6 May 2018
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig
Basel

For more information: http://www.antikenmuseumbasel.ch/en/ausstellungen.html

United Kingdom

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia

14 September 2017–14 January 2018
British Museum
London

Curator: St. John Simpson
Catalogue: Simpson, St. John, and Svetlana Pankova. Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia. Pp. 368. Thames & Hudson, New York 2017. $60. ISBN 978-0500021286 (cloth).

For more information: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/scythians.aspx

Aksum: A Late Antique Empire of Faith in Africa

26 September 2017–14 January 2018
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Oxford

For more information: http://www.ashmolean.org/event/aksum-late-antique-empire-faith-africa

Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions

19 October 2017–18 February 2018
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Oxford

Curator: Stefanie Lenk
Catalogue: Elsner, Jas´, Stefanie Lenk and Georgi Parpulov.  Imagining the Divine: Art the Rise of World Religions. Pp. 200. Ashmolean Museum Publications, Oxford 2017. $35. ISBN 978-1910807187 (paper).

For more information: http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/imaginingthedivine/

The Middle East

Iran

Iran & Armenia: Memory of the Land

17 October 2017–17 January 2018
Iran National Museum
Iran

For more information: http://nationalmuseum.ichto.ir

East Asia and Oceania

Australia

Why Citizenship? Stories from Athens and Rome

9 June 2017–May 2018
RD Milns Antiquities Museum
St Lucia, Queensland

Curators: Janette McWilliam and James Donaldson

For more information: http://www.uq.edu.au/antiquities/citizenship