Antioch: The Lost Ancient City

Theme Highlights
Worcester's Mosaic
Rescuing the Ruins
City of Antioch

Join us in an exploration of one of the great cities of the Roman Empire in the most ambitious and significant undertaking in the Worcester Art Museum's 102-year history!

This landmark exhibition brings the ancient city of Antioch to life with extraordinary treasures created nearly 2,000 years ago and reunited for the first time since their discovery in the 1930s.

As diverse as New York City and Worcester are today, Antioch attracted ambitious entrepreneurs from all over the Mediterranean. Discover how they lived and worked through a recreated Roman dining room, a luxurious garden pool, sensuous sculptures, stunning glassware, magnificent mosaics, and more than 100 other objects. Works are from Worcester's world-renowned collection, as well as the Louvre, Princeton Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, and several other major European and U.S. museums.

Organized by the Worcester Art Museum, the exhibition will travel to Cleveland Museum of Art (March 18 - June 3, 2001), and Baltimore Museum of Art (September 16 - December 30, 2001).

A lavish, 272-page catalogue edited by Dr. Christine Kondoleon, curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Worcester Art Museum, and published by Princeton University Press will be available in October 2000.

The Exhibition