Object Study Gallery
The Object Study Gallery has approximately 140 objects on view, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics and sculpture; ancient Mediterranean coins, glass and marble sculpture; pre-Columbian ceramics; and African masks and figures. Also on display are selections of beadwork, ceramics and silver from the Museum's American Indian collection and bark paintings and carved sculpture of the Australia's Northern Territory from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
Highlights of the installation include a 15th-century Hungarian processional crucifix of enamel, silver and gilt bronze, as well as a Chinese Tang Dynasty ceramic horse, c. 600–800, that is on extended loan from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.
The Object Study Gallery is open to the public during regular visiting hours and, in its function as a classroom, may be reserved for small class sessions for teaching and study.
“The gallery's opening signals a new programmatic engagement at the museum with the research and teaching mission of the University community. The University is pleased to offer our community this exciting opportunity for engagement with beautiful and enduring tokens of culture that engage the senses and mark the passage of time.”
—Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Former Vice Provost for the Arts