Winter Break Gallery Tour: Opening the Treasure Box

February 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Staten Island Museum (Building A) 

Join a family friendly curator led tour of the Museum’s premiere world art exhibition. The Treasure Box gallery displays art objects from five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North, and South America. Countries represented include China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and the United States. The oldest piece is an Egyptian funerary statuette of a striding man, dating from the second millennium BCE. Other works include an ancient Roman marble portrait head, a sculpture of the dancing Hindu god Ganesh, an intricately embroidered dragon robe from Imperial China, an elaborate Kuba Bwoom mask from the Congo, and extraordinary beaded moccasins made by Lakota Sioux women.

Note: The event is free with admission into the museum.

Opening the Treasure Box - SI Museum, Amesse Photography