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Illumination Exhibit

UNCW Art History students exhibit Capstone research in an "illuminating" exhibit at Randall Library.

Dr. Nicholas Hudson's Art History 476 Capstone Seminar students found themselves entrenched in researching and discovering a generous gift of 100 ancient lamps and small ceramic objects from Israel. After the collection was studied and curated, it was developed into a captivating exhibit on display exclusively in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery.


Illumination: Discovering Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic Period Lamps from Israel

In this comprehensive exhibit, 3 sections uncover how these lamps were made and used and how the lamps affected the lives of the people who used them to light their daily world:

Shedding Light on the Spirit explores 3 distinctive religious groups existing in one small region.

A Culture Brought to Light gives a glimpse of daily life during the period in which the lamps were used

Creating Light from Darkness uncovers the mysteries behind the production of the lamps, how they were made and who made them


An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 5:30 P.M. in The Sherman Hayes Gallery. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

Event/Exhibit Information
Date: 
April 20, 2017 (All day) to May 30, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Sherman Hayes Gallery, RL1001F