Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Roman Art from the Louvre

The Louvre museum (Paris) has an extensive collection of art from just about every part of the ancient world. A selection of their Roman art collection has been loaned to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (June 19 to October 12, 2008.) According to the museum literature: "there are a variety of monumental sculptures, sarcophagi, marble busts and reliefs, bronze and terracotta statuettes and implements, jewelry, glass and metal cups and vessels, mosaics, fresco paintings and a cache of more than one hundred major silver pieces from Pompeii."

This is the final U.S. venue before it all goes back to France. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and admission is free for ages 5 and under. The Oklahoma City Art Museum is located at 415 Couch Drive in downtown. (405-236-3100, ext 237). Hours are: Tues-Sat 10-5, Thurs 10-9 pm, Sun Noon-5, Monday closed.

Click the blue title above to see photos of the exhibit, or go to to find out about a group tour, etc. The exhibition should be rewarding.

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