Last Two Months of Exhibition on Near-Eastern Copper Age at Fine Arts Museum San Francisco
Since this past summer, Fine Arts Museum San Francisco has been holding an exhibition on the art of the Near East in the Copper Age, that is to say the Chalcolithic period (ca. 5500–3500 BC). During that period, civilizations in the Southern Levant greatly advanced their technology in domains such as metallurgy, construction of temples and textile production. The exhibition, titled Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land, is the first in the United States to be wholly dedicated to the art of this innovative time in the Near East. It focuses on these four specific regions: the Golan plateau, the north-central plain, the Beersheba Valley or northern Negev, and the Jordan Valley. The exhibition will stay open until January 4, 2015.
Image: Copper objects from the Cave of the Treasure, Nahal Mishmar, Israel, Late Chalcolithic period (4500–3500 BC). Copper. Israel Museum, Jerusalem
For more information: http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/exhibitions/masters-fire