Open to current Columbia and Barnard students on a first-come, first-served basis with limited capacity.
4:45PM: Hands-on cylinder seal clay workshop
The Morgan is open until 7PM and participants are welcome to explore further following the workshop.
About The Event
“…very beautiful…” —ARTNews
“[The exhibition tells a story] that really hasn’t been told before.” —Colin B. Bailey, Director of The Morgan Library & Museum
Join fellow Columbia students for a guided group tour of The The Morgan Library & Museum’s She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400-2000 B.C. exhibition, which brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of artworks that capture rich and shifting expressions of women’s lives in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium. These works bear testament to women’s roles as goddesses, priestesses, mothers, and rulers.
Following the tour, participants will have the unique hands-on opportunity to roll an ancient Mesopotamian cylinder seal from the Morgan’s collection and take home a clay impression. Elizabeth Clancy, scholar of ancient textiles with the Institute of Fine Arts, will demonstrate cuneiform signs as participants will learn to write their name in cuneiform and compose messages in clay.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Morgan Library & Museum website
Images: courtesy of The Morgan Library and Museum