Western Civilization I -Museum Assignment I : 3 early western civilizations, 2 pieces each
Metropolitan Museum of Art – www.metmuseum.org
Look to the “What’s Online” bar and scroll to the right and click on “Collection Areas” and then choose from Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian and Greek and Roman Art for this assignment.
Submit a journal (typed, minimum three pages) that does not copy from a brochure or the piece description, that explains how the piece/visit helped you better understand history. For this assignment you will need to pick three civilizations that we will have covered by mid-semester, and write on two pieces per civilization. Examples of potential civilizations include: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, pre-Greek influence on Cyprus & Crete, Classical Greece, Etruscan, Roman.
In your own words: why did you pick this civilization? What does this piece (s) covey to you or us – about this civilization?