Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery: Treasures from the Collection

On View: 
Thursday, October 16, 2003 to Sunday, May 2, 2004

Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery: Treasures

The inaugural exhibition in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery, Treasures from the Collection was curated by Director Paul Warwick Thompson. Through Thompson’s personal perspective, the installation examines the range of the Museum’s collection, which spans 23 centuries and five continents, creating conversations between both clearly related and dissimilar sets of objects. Highlights include a 1st century A.D. Roman glass bowl, a large silk velvet panel from 17th century Persia, panels of hand-printed arabesque wallpaper from 1770, and a contemporary necklace by Gijs Bakker constructed of a spiral of dahlia petals embedded in plastic.