“Noble Simplicity and Quiet Grandeur” Ancient Art at the Benton

Exhibition on view until November 20, 2020

“Noble Simplicity and Quiet Grandeur” highlights ancient Mediterranean textiles, stone sculptures, inscriptions, and architectural fragments in the Benton collection and explores the fascination with antiquity from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

“Noble Simplicity and Quiet Grandeur” quote from J. J. Winckelmann, Reflections, first published 1755.

Sculpture, Unknown Italian artist, Hercules Resting (1550-1574), William Benton Museum of Art
Unknown Italian, Sculpture of the Nile, Architectural Fragment, William Benton Museum of Art
Image of Architectural Fragment, Unknown artist, William Benton Museum of Art
Unknown, Architectural Fragments, William Benton Museum of Art