On Display

In Pursuit Of The Exotic - Artists Abroad in 19th-Century North Africa, Egypt & the Holy land

Dahesh Museum

This display celebrates those artists who helped rediscover North America, Africa, Egypt and the Holy Land - cultures known mostly through literary accounts before the 19th-century "art rush." The great catalyst was Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798, a political and military disaster, but a scientific and cultural revelation as documented in the Dahesh Museum of Art exhibition, Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt.

The display created by Helen Majdalany of the Marshall University Theatre Department, may be viewed during February, 2010, on the 3rd floor of the Drinko Library. For further information contact Paris Webb, Digital Resources/Systems Support Librarian. (2-1-10)