Events: Washington DC

Capital city of the United States of America, Washington, DC is home to a large number of important cultural institutions and plays frequent host to events concerning the Ancient Near East and Egypt (the influence of which can be seen in the Washington Monument, one of the city’s landmarks, shaped like an Egyptian obelisk).

highlights

See Public Lectures immediately below.

public lectures

Friday 18 March 2005

6.30 pm: Dr Regine Schulz (Curator of Ancient Art, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore), Secret Signs? The Story of the Deciphering of Egyptian Hieroglyphs, American Research Center in Egypt, Washington Chapter lecture, The Egyptian Embassy, 3521 International Court NW, Washington, DC.

Sunday 10 April 2005

2.00 pm: Irene J. Winter (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University), Mud Brick: Ur, Nineveh, Babylon, and the Aesthetics of Scale, 54th A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series: ” Great Work”: Terms of Aesthetic Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia, East Building Auditorium (eba), National Gallery of Art, free admission.

Sunday 17 April 2005

2.00 pm: Irene J. Winter (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University), Alabaster: The Warka Vase and the Aesthetics of Abundance, 54th A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series: ” Great Work”: Terms of Aesthetic Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia, East Building Auditorium (eba), National Gallery of Art, free admission.

Sunday 24 April 2005

2.00 pm: Irene J. Winter (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University), Lapis Lazuli: The Ur Lyre and the Aesthetics of Performance, 54th A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series: ” Great Work”: Terms of Aesthetic Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia, East Building Auditorium (eba), National Gallery of Art, free admission.

Sunday 1 May 2005

2.00 pm: Irene J. Winter (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University), Bronze: The Basetki Statue Base and the Aesthetics of the Perfect Body, 54th A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series: ” Great Work”: Terms of Aesthetic Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia, East Building Auditorium (eba), National Gallery of Art, free admission.

Sunday 8 May 2005

2.00 pm: Irene J. Winter (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University), Ivory: Exotic Furniture and the Aesthetics of Skilled Craftsmanship, 54th A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series: ” Great Work”: Terms of Aesthetic Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia, East Building Auditorium (eba), National Gallery of Art, free admission.

Sunday 15 May 2005

2.00 pm: Irene J. Winter (Professor of Fine Arts, Harvard University), Gold: A Nimrud Queen’s Crown and the Aesthetics of Radiance, 54th A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series: ” Great Work”: Terms of Aesthetic Experience in Ancient Mesopotamia, East Building Auditorium (eba), National Gallery of Art, free admission.

study days

Saturday 19 March 2005

9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Dr Regine Schulz (Curator of Ancient Art, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore), How to read hieroglyphs: first steps to learn about the ancient Egyptian language and script

The Egyptian Embassy, 3521 International Court NW, Washington, DC

The workshop will offer participants a first inside view on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The goal is to experience the system of the script, to learn something about the most important signs, and to enable the participants to read and construct some names, terms and easy sentences. Additionally, the workshop will try to familiarize attendees with the different kinds of Egyptian script: Hieroglyphic, Hieratic, and Coptic and offer an overview of the large variety of Egyptian texts and literature. Each participant will get some learning material, such as a sign list, and exercise material, as well as a list of publications to continue studies after the workshop.

This is a great opportunity to “refresh” your knowledge of the “divine words,” or learn the basics from an internationally known Egyptologist and expert on hieroglyphs. Space for the lecture is limited and reservations will be on a “first-come” basis. Sign up soon.

Cost for the workshop is $50.00. Please contact ARCE-DC Secretary/Treasurer Nick Claudy for reservations and forward payments to Nick (checks should be made out to “ARCE Washington DC Chapter”) at:

1622 33rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2724
Tel. 202/338-1121
Email: nclaudy@aol.com

Call or e-mail Nick in advance to reserve your space. Be sure to confirm your reservation by sending in your check as soon as possible. For directions to the Egyptian Embassy, call 202-895-5400.

exhibitions

There are currently no Exhibitions for Washington DC.

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