Free Lecture

The Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series: The Art of Burial

Three lectures hosted by the Departments of Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Islamic Art:

2:00 p.m.
A Beautiful Burial: Decorating an Old Kingdom Mastaba Chapel
Ann Macy Roth, Clinical Associate Professor of Egyptology, Departments of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Art History, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University 

3:00 p.m.
Adornment for the Afterlife: Jewelry and Identity at Ur and Nimrud
Kim Benzel, Associate Curator, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, MMA

4:00 p.m.
In Quest of Paradise: Accommodating Death in Islam
Lisa Golombek, Curator Emerita, Royal Ontario Museum

We thank the many friends of Charles K. Wilkinson and of The Metropolitan Museum of Art who have generously funded the lecture series.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

Free with Museum admission

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A Nenbutsu Gathering at Ichiya, Kyoto, from the Illustrated Biography of the Monk Ippen and His Disciple Ta'a (Yugyô Shônin engi-e) (detail), late 14th century | 1975.268.35

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.