If you happen to find yourself strutting down the Boulevards in Gotham, during the first half of the summer, you just might want to take a side trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where until July 17th you can catch what in all likelihood will become a once in a lifetime chance to see Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms. The show consists of 264 artworks in marble, gold, bronze, silver and terra cotta and glass.
A good third of the objects on display come f rom the Pergamon Museum in Berlin which is being renovated. Pergamon is now called Bergama and located in Turkey. After Alexander the Great’s victories his generals established a series of city states that over the course of some 300 years spread the very best of Greek art across the eastern Mediterranean. This show will be of particular interest to those who like classical sculpture.