From the Temple and the Tomb: Etruscan Treasures from Tuscany
Meadows Museum | Ends May 17, 2009
Wow! What an exhibit! From the Temple and the Tomb: Etruscan Treasures from Tuscany at the Meadows Museum is an exhibit to see. But hurry, because it ends this Sunday, May 17, 2009.
From the very beginning the wonderful Etruscan temple frieze is very impressive. The temple piece is nearly complete and very detailed. It makes the whole visit worth the trip.
After the frieze, the large sarcophagus in the same room also amazes. This too is a very detailed piece with a full-size, pot-bellied figure carved into the lid and images of angels and heros carved into the sides. It is truly the work of a master carver.
Exhibit items include urns, statuettes, armor, weapons, horse tack, vessels and jewelry. The materials used include alabaster, bronze, ceramic, ivory and gold. There are many good examples of red-figure and black-figure pottery.
From the Temple and the Tomb is not a very large exhibit and that makes it all the better. The exhibit is just the right size to enjoy several pieces at length or all of them in about an hour. The exhibit is dramatically lit and well organized.
See this show before it is too late. And while you are there, see the permanent collection of Spanish art across the hall.
The exhibit is included in the price of admission.
Note: The main stairway and courtyard of the Meadows Museum is currently being redesigned. The elevators from the parking garage are the only way to access the museum above.