Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

March 1, 2022 through September 5, 2022 Getty Villa Museum, Los Angeles Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq, through the museum’s masterworks on special loan from the British Museum, reveals how Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BCE decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both […]

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

March 1, 2022 through July 17, 2022 Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth century in Syria, falcons were being trained to become skillful hunters at the royal […]