Echoes of Egypt
Opening April 13, 2013
This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven’s Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America.
In the Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs lecture series, hosted by the Peabody Museum, prominent experts discuss their research and unique perspectives on themes in the exhibition. Join us for Part I of the series in April; Part II will take place during the fall semester. All lectures take place in the Peabody Museum Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
The Egyptian Heritage in the Digital Age
With Dr. Fathi Saleh, Professor of Computer Engineering at Cairo University, Founder and Emeritus Director of CULTNAT
Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 pm
Reception to follow
Coptic Fabrics and the Fauves
With Nancy Arthur Hoskins, Independent Textile Scholar
Monday, April 15 at 5:30 pm
David Roberts: A Victorian Artist
Footloose in Egypt and the Holy Land
With Robert Grant Irving, Ph.D. (Yale ’78, History of Art)
Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 pm
Also, from July 8-12, 2013 our PIER Summer Institute, “Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs,” will examine the content of this ground-breaking new exhibit, expanding upon the concepts explored and providing educators practical tools to teach their students about ancient Egypt and its influence in world history. Click here for more information and for an application.