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Hanover, NH 03755

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Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth

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Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art


Christine Lilyquist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's former head of the Department of Egyptian Art and Lila Acheson Wallace Research Curator in Egyptology, has served as advisor and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Hood over the past few years as she has researched and catalogued the museum's collection of ancient Egyptian objects. During her career at the Met, Dr. Lilyquist directed the reinstallation of the museum's Egyptian collections, supervised the installation of one of the museum's stellar attractions, the monumental Temple of Dendur, and curated the overwhelmingly popular special exhibition Treasures of Tutankhamun in the 1970s.

Dr. Lilyquist has guest-curated the exhibition Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art to present aspects of her extensive research on these objects and their insights into life in ancient Egypt. The antiquities on view, arranged thematically, range from temple sculpture to funerary items, including a painted textile shroud with spells from the Book of the Dead dating to the New Kingdom (1600-1250 BCE) and a painted sandstone face assigned to the pharaoh Mentuhotep III (2000-1988 BCE). With this exhibition the Hood is delighted to make available the art of yet another culture and era for the pleasure and edification of its campus and community audiences.


Lecture by Guest Curator Christine Lilyquist: "Causing Their Names to Live: Collectors, Scholars, Dealers, and the Hood's Egyptian Objects"

Following upon her lecture last September (2011) on the Egyptian objects now on display in the Hood, curator Christine Lilyquist speaks about modern people who have helped bring life to those objects and the Egyptians who made them.

Exhibition Panoramas

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Related Events

24 September, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth


28 September, Wednesday, 5:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
"Discovering Ancient Egypt"
Christine Lilyquist, Former Head of the Department of Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Hood's recent guest curator will present major art objects in Dartmouth's collection of Egyptian antiquities, most of which have never been on exhibit until now. At the same time, Dr. Lilyquist will describe how an Egyptologist/curator extracts information from objects to reveal more about Egypt's past.


2 November, Wednesday, 12:30 P.M.
"Dartmouth's Egyptian Antiquities"
Susan Ackerman, Chair, Department of Religion, and the Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College


19 November, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth


7 January, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth


7 February, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
First-floor galleries
"Egyptian Art at Dartmouth"

Steven Kangas, Senior Lecturer of Art History, Dartmouth College


5 February, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth


29 February, Wednesday, 6:00 P.M.
First-floor galleries
Cleopatra: A Life

In conjunction with the exhibition Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Howe Library and the Hood Museum of Art will hold a book discussion on Stacy Shiff's celebrated biography Cleopatra: A Life. The book discussion will be co-led by Howe Library staff and Dartmouth College Professor of Classics Roberta Stewart. There will also be a spotlight tour of the exhibition. Copies of the book will be available at Howe Library by mid-January. Please pre-register with Howe Library after February 8 by calling (603) 643-4120. Limited to twenty participants.


Last Updated: 7/23/12