Academy Art Museum – Dressed To Kill In Love And War Exhibit


ART MUSEUM WITH ALL THAT WISENBERG AND YOU’RE THE CURATOR HERE YES WELCOME YES THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE AND DRESSED TO KILL LOVE AND WAR HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA? WELL THESE IDEAS TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS GENERALLY TO GROW AND TO ACTUALLY GET THE EXHIBITION HERE IT STARTED WITH A PRINCE OF TWO ROMAN GODS AND THIS IS MARS AND VENUS PRINTED WE ALSO HAVE IN THE EXHIBITION AND MAURICE IS THE GOD OF WAR AND VENUS IS THE GODDESS OF LAWS AND THEY’RE BOTH DRESSED TO KILL HE IS IN FULL ARMOR AND SHE IS DRESSED TO KILL WITH LOVE AND DRESSED TO SEDUCE AND THAT BECAME THE THEME OF THE SHOW. SO FOR INSTANCE WITH THE WAR ELEMENT OF THE HELMETS THAT WE SEE HERE BEHIND YEAH IT’S TALK ABOUT THESE WAY HERE THEY’RE PROBABLY TWO THOUSAND YEARS OLD THEY’RE MORE THAN 2000 YEARS OLD AGE MOST OF THESE DAYS THROUGH ABOUT 600 B.C. AND THEY WERE ALL WARREN IN WAR AND USED AND THEY’RE VERY HEAVY YEAH YOU CAN TELL WHEN THEY WERE USED A SMALL TODAY YES I THINK MAYBE HANDS WERE SMALL BUT THERE AND THEY’RE MADE OF BRONZE TO GREENISH PATINA THAT YOU SEE AS BRONZE AND THIS ONE HAS MORE IRON ADDED GOTCHAS VERY HEAVY ALL RIGHT SO LET’S MOVE ON AS ONE OF JEWELRY OF COURSE THERE IS DEATHS FIRST SECTION IS CALLED DRESSED FOR BATTLE AND THIS IS CALLED DRESSED TO IMPRESS WE MADE A LITTLE EXHIBITION GUY DID YOU CAN FOLLOW THROUGH THE SHOW AND THE JEWELRY LOOKS AMAZINGLY CONTEMPORARY I THINK ARE TODAY’S JEWELLERY OFTEN INSPIRED BY ROMAN JEWELLERY YEAH IT STARTS WITH REALLY SIMPLE PIECES LIKE THIS IT’S TOO ABOUT THE FIRST CENTURY B.C. AND THEN LATER SECTIONS IN THE SHOW YOU SEE VERY VERY ELABORATE BYZANTINE AND JEWELRY WITH RUBY’S DIFFERENT TYPES OF STONES AND PEARLS AND YOU KNOW THAT’S COMPLETELY DEVELOPED AND WE HAVE THIS JEWELRY BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE BURIED WITH THIS SO THEY SAY JUST SURVIVE THE CENTURIES OK SO LET’S MOVE ON NOW YOU HAVE A SECOND WORLD YES AND WE HAD SO MUCH JEWELLERY THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD TO DIVIDED OVER A TWO DAY TWO CASES AND THEN IT CONTINUES WITH AND ENDS WITH PREPARE FOR A BATTLE AND THESE ARE THESE BEAUTIFUL SILVER VESSELS BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE MEAL WHERE SOMETHING ANIMAL YOU’VE HE WAS SACRIFICED BEFORE THEY WENT TO BATTLE SO THEY PRAYED TO THE GODS AND NOT KNOWING IF THEY WOULD COME BACK OR NOT THAT SOUNDS LIKE KIND OF LIKE A STRESSFUL VERY IT MUST HAVE BEEN VERY VERY STRESSFUL OH THANK YOU SO MUCH VARIABLE RATE EXEMPTION IRENE AND NOW I’LL TOSS IT BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO WITH THE EVENT DETAILS INTERESTING ITEMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD SEAT. EXACTLY DRESSED TO KILL AND LOVE AND MORE SPLENDOR IN THE ANCIENT WORLD IS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 30 FIRST YOU CAN VISIT FROM 10 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. THERE WILL BE A RECEPTION TOMORROW EVENING FROM 530 TO 7 P.M. ON OF COURSE THIS ALL TAKES PLACE

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