Ancient and Byzantine

Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art

Panel Discussion: The Mummy is a Daddy: How Technology is Revealing Secrets of Two Art Institute Mummies

To ensure that your museum experience meets your expectations, check ourCollection Updatespage to learn about gallery closures and major artworks that may be off view during your visit.

LaunchPad in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine ArtA multimedia program with a wide range of information about ancient artworks on view available on digital kiosks in the galleries.

Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday until 8:00 p.m.

Boshell Foundation Lecture by Janet Stephens on Ancient Roman Hairdressing: Fiction to Fact (September 19, 2013)

The collection of the Art Institutes Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art spans nearly 4,000 years and is comprised of significant artworks from ancient Near Eastern, Byzantine, Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman cultures. Highlights of the departments 5,000 objects include sculpture in stone, terracotta, and bronze, as well as vases, mosaics, glass, jewelry, and coins of outstanding quality. Together they offer a comprehensive survey of the art of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world.

CleopatraThis bilingual (English/Spanish) program allows visitors to investigate how and why artists made works of art.

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