The Tapestries of Coptic Egypt

Over a hundred thousand tapestries, from small fragments to large wall hangings, were discovered in the burial grounds of Coptic Egypt (late 3rd to mid-7th century AD) – by the French Egyptologist Albert Gayet. Colorful birds, fish, fruit, flowers, figures, portraits, religious symbols, and narrative scenes -- both Classical and Christian -- decorate the textiles. These tapestries reveal the rich cultural construct of the time and place in which they were created.

A Conversation on Collecting with Dr. Elizabeth Moyer and Dr. Michael Powanda

Join us for a far-reaching conversation, facilitated by Executive Director Jill Hartz, with two passionate art collectors and generous supporters of the JSMA.  We’ll explore the connections between art and science, how they develop their connoisseurship, and why they collect. The JSMA has benefited immeasurably from their support for particular artists and art forms, resulting in loans and acquisitions of work by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, Juan De Dios Mora, Andreas Nottebohn, Gabpr Peterdi, and Kent Rush, and summer support for student work in the museum.

Fall Opening Reception

Join us in celebrating our fall exhibitions! 

The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome

Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China

Barbara MacCallum: Appropriating Science

Conversations in the Round House: Roots, Roads, and Remembrances


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