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Exhibition - The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:00am

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

For over three centuries, the territories and trading networks of the Middle East were contested between the Roman and Parthian Empires (ca. 100 B.C.–A.D. 250), yet across the region life was not defined by these two superpowers alone. Local cultural and religious traditions flourished, and sculptures, wall paintings, jewelry, and other objects reveal how ancient identities were expressed through art. Featuring 190 works from museums in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this exhibition follows a journey along the great incense and silk routes that connected cities in southwestern Arabia, Nabataea, Judaea, Syria, and Mesopotamia, making the region a center of global trade. Several of the archaeological sites featured, including Palmyra, Dura-Europos, and Hatra, have been damaged in recent years by deliberate destruction and looting, and the exhibition also examines these events and responses to them.

Exhibition Date: March 18, 2019 – June 23, 2019

Location: The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 899

General Admission

For visitors from outside New York State:

 Adults  $25

 Seniors (65 and over)  $17

 Students  $12

 Members and Patrons  Free

 Children (under 12)  Free

Suggested Admission

For New York State residents as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, the amount you pay is up to you.

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