Exhibition Events Calendar

  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.


lecture
Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth:
Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections

Friday, September 6, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall 
Admission is complimentary

Dr. Trudy Kawami, Director of Research at the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in New York and co-curator of Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections, will present an illustrated lecture on the divine, human, and animal realms in the art and architecture of the ancient Near East.


  
Guided Tour

Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery 
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.


lecture
Return to Babylon:
Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Stuart Rogers Performing Arts Center, Hudson Concert Hall
Admission is complimentary

Dr. Brian Fagan, one of the foremost archaeologists in the United States and the author of over 60 books on the history and theory of archaeology, will present an illustrated lecture on the heroic era of Mesopotamian archaeology (when every excavator had to carry a gun), and the American discovery of the ancient Near East in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Guided Tour

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.



Evening for Educators

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Elizabeth Garrison, The Cameron Paulin Curator of Education, will present a preview of the exhibition Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but we ask that teachers RSVP by September 13 to 503-370-6855 if they plan to attend. 


  
Guided Tour

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery 
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery 
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.


lecture
Gifts for the Gods: Sumerian Art from the Temple

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall
Admission is complimentary

Dr. Jean Evans, Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and author of The Lives of Sumerian Sculpture: An Archaeology of the Early Dynastic Temple, will present an illustrated lecture on Sumerian mythology and religious beliefs as reflected in the votive sculptures, plaques, and other items found in Sumerian temples. 


reading
Stories from Ancient Mesopotamia

Rhetorics of Kingship from Shulgi to Sennacherib
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Associate Professor Jeanne Clark shares a program of literature, ranging from Sumerian poetry through Assyrian chronicles, that examines the character and roles of ancient Mesopotamian rulers. The literature presents the kings as they want themselves to be seen.


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


film
Death on the Nile

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Roger Hull Lecture Hall
Admission is complimentary

A wealthy British heiress is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband. Hercule Poirot, on vacation in Egypt, investigates (color, 98 minutes).  


  
Guided Tour
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.

  
Guided Tour
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


lecture
King of the Four Quarters of the World:
The Art and Architecture of Assyrian Kingship

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall
Admission is complimentary

Dr. Marian Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History and Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University and author of Diplomacy by Design: Luxury Arts and an "International Style" in the Ancient Near East, 1400-1200 BCE, will present an illustrated lecture on the Assyrian concept of kingship as reflected in the complex visual narratives carved on palace walls.


workshop
Family Activity Day

Saturday, October 12, 2013, Noon-4 p.m.  
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Maribeth Collins Lobby
Complimentary admission

Join education curator Elizabeth Garrison, Salem artists Sonia Allen and Helen Nute Wiens, and CASA coordinator April Miller as they guide parents and children through a variety of art-making and archaeological activities related to the exhibition. Children will learn about cylinder seals, repoussé and chasing, and a number of different archaeological practices and techniques.

Sponsored by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology at Willamette University, the Marion County Cultural Corporation and an Archaeological Institute of America Society Outreach Grant.



  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.


film
Murder in Mesopotamia

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Roger Hull Lecture Hall  
Admission is complimentary

While Hercule Poirot is on holiday in Iraq, the wife of the head scientist at an archaeological dig confides to him that she is the target of threatening letters (color, 100 minutes). 


  
Guided Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.


lecture
Syria and the Levant:
Life in the Lands of the Hebrew Bible

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall 

Dr. Ronald Wallenfels, Adjunct Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and a consultant in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will present an illustrated lecture on daily life in the ancient Syria and the Levant from the fourth to the first millennium BCE.


reading
Stories from Ancient Mesopotamia

Creation and Destruction:
Conceiving and Considering Cities

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

The Sumerian myth of Enki and Ninsikila celebrates the formation of an ancient trade center. The mythohistoric poem, The Cursing of Akkade, relates how a flourishing city is made a wasteland when a misguided ruler violates the divine will. Willamette students under the direction of Associate Professor Jeanne Clark perform excerpts from the two poems.


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


film
Appointment with Death

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Roger Hull Lecture Hall
Admission is complimentary

While accompanying her husband on an archaeological dig in Syria in 1937, overbearing, abusive Lady Boynton is found stabbed to death. Hercule Poirot investigates (color, 80 minutes). 

  
Guided Tour

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.  


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.   


lecture
Lions, Bulls, Snakes, and Scorpions:
Animals in Ancient Iranian Art and Thought.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall
Admission is complimentary

Dr. Holly Pittman, Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, curator in the Ancient Near Eastern section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and co-curator of the 1998 exhibition Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, will present an illustrated lecture on animals in ancient Iranian art, culture, and thought.


reading
Stories from Ancient Mesopotamia

Common Sense from an Uncommon Time:
Performing Sumerian Proverbs and Fables

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

From inconvenient flies to crafty mongeese, Willamette students under the direction of Associate Professor Jeanne Clark present characters that illuminate the wit and wisdom of ancient Sumerian culture. 


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.  


film
Murder on the Orient Express

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Roger Hull Lecture Hall 
Admission is complimentary

Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the famous Orient Express en route from Istanbul to Paris (color, 89 minutes).


  
Guided Tour

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition.   


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  

Guided Tour
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Admission is complimentary

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 


  
Guided Tour

Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Included with museum admission

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the exhibition. 

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