Fogg Will Exhibit Works of Ancient Art This Winter
Fogg Museum will present a comprehensive exhibition of "Ancient Art in American Private collections" from Dec. 23 through Feb. 15. George M. A. Hanimann, associate professor of fine "Arts and chairman of the exhibition, called the show "the most completes of its kind over arranged."
"Over a year has been spent in preparation for this show." Hanfmann said. "Sixty-seven private collectors will contribute almost 400 objects, many of which have never been exhibited before," he added.
The show was arranged in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Archaeological Institute of America. Which was founded in Boston and Cambridge by Charles Eliot Norton, late professor of Fine Arts and the First teacher of art History in America.
Besides giving a complete picture of ancient art. the exhibition will demonstrate the importance of individual collectors in enriching the American cultural tradition.
Hanfmann said that "the significance of the show lies in showing the constructive strain in American culture that was awakened by Charles Eliot. Norton, who stressed the value of direct contact with works of art which encompass 4000 years of human experience."
Valued at $1 million, the exhibition, consisting of sculptures, bronzes, jewelry, ceramics, coins, and glass, will present a number of rare works.
Hanfmann pointed out that the show will "afford an excellent opportunity for Greece, and Rome, some unsurpassed anywhere, which will help enliven his torical periods covered by various courses in the College."