MUSEUM
INFORMATION

University Museums are currently closed. We will reopen on February 11, 2015. Download our Spring 2015 Exhibitions and Programs Bulletin here (PDF).

 

Hours:
Wed-Sun 12:00-5:00 pm
Thur - 12:00-8:00 pm
Closed during University breaks and holidays

Main Phone:
302-831-8037

universitymuseums@udel.edu

 

MECHANICAL HALL GALLERY

30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Mechanical Hall Gallery is in Trabant University Center Garage located between Delaware Avenue and Main St.

Phone:
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-8088 (Museum)

 

MINERALOGICAL MUSEUM

255 Academy St.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Mineralogical Museum is in Perkins Garage located on Academy Street.

Phone:
302-831-6557 (Curator)
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-4940 (Museum)

 

OLD COLLEGE GALLERY

18 East Main St.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Old College Gallery is in Trabant University Center Garage located between Delaware Avenue and Main St.

Phone:
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-6589 (Museum)

 

 

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OLD COLLEGE GALLERY

Mosaic, Augustan, 31 BCE–14 CE
Courtesy DeBooks

Black Figure Vase, Attica, 6th cent. BCE
Courtesy DeBooks

Sleeping putto (fragment), Marble, 2nd cent. CE
Courtesy DeBooks

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team
Antiquities from the Guardia di Finanza

October 2 – December 7, 2014

The ancient symposium was an occasion for men to gather, drink, and engage in spirited intellectual conversation, as immortalized in Plato’s dialogue The Symposium. It also provides the theme for this exhibition, focusing on the Bacchic aspects of the symposium and on the cult of the Greek god Dionysus (the Roman god Bacchus), god of vines, wine, and mystical delirium. Represented on a Greek black figure vase dated to the sixth century BCE, the god is shown on his chariot pulled by four horses and accompanied by his mythical courtiers; centuries later a younger Bacchus appears in a Roman mosaic also on view. In addition to these and other representations of the god are footed bowls, or craters, for mixing the wine to be served in shallow cups (kylixes). In addition, a full set of serving implements gives the vessels context.

This exhibition complements an exhibition on view concurrently in the City of Wilmington, Delaware. These two displays showcase the results of the work of the Guardia di Finanza, whose Art Recovery Team is charged with the recuperation of art.

The University Museums would like to thank the International Council of Delaware and the Guardia di Finanza for making this exhibition possible.

For more information on the Guardia di Finanza:

Guardia di Finanza 1916-2016 (PDF opens in new winfow)

Guarding History's Place in Time (PDF opens in new window)

 

Treasures and Tales Programming

Wednesday, October 1, 4:30 p.m.
Perspective
“Party Time? What you didn’t know about Dionysus”
Annette Giesecke
Professor of Classics
Old College Gallery

Wednesday, October 1, 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
Remarks by Colonel Massimo Rossi, Chief in Command, Art Recovery Team
Old College Gallery*

Thursday, October 30, 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Perspective
“The Lives and After-Lives of Ancient Objects”
Lauren Petersen
Professor of Art History
Old College Gallery

Thursday, December 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
First Thursday Open House
Old College Gallery

* RSVP: 302-831-8037 or universitymuseums@udel.edu

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