Next week is your last chance to catch the exhibition, "Archaeology and the City: George Olcott and His Collection, Between Rome and Columbia," currently on display in the rotunda of Low Library.
This exhibit, which runs through the first week of June, displays artifacts collected by George Olcott, Columbia's first lecturer of Roman archaeology. Olcott collected teaching tools including a selection of bronzes, ceramics, inscribed stones, oil lamps, weapons, tools, photographs and other archival documents, as well as the newly restored Portrait of George Olcott by F. Strizzi. The exhibition also features antique coins and some bronze funerary objects which are on view in RBML.
This exhibition, which is the result of a year-long collaboration between Professors Francesco de Angelis (Dept. of Art History and Archaeology), Marco Maiuro (Dept. of History), their graduate students, and the Avery/Art Properties and RBML staff, marks the centenary of Olcott's death.