This past weekend the San Antonio Museum of Art reopened the Greek and
Roman Galleries and, yes, we understand you’ve been inundated
with news about this event for the past weeks but let me tell you
it’s definitely a sight to see. SAMA opened their doors to
the newly reinstalled Denman Gallery to the public after six years of
work. From Greek art spanning the period from 3000-31 B.C to a
collection of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic glass vessels from
the eastern Mediterranean, SAMA presents an intensive collection of
some of the most interesting specimens collected throughout history.
Prior to its six year hiatus, the Denman Gallery was one of the most
popular galleries at SAMA. It is noted that 3,500 years of human
civilization are detailed in the exhibition.
Here is a sampling of what the exhibit offers:
Lid from a sarcophagus (coffin), reclining woman,
etruscan, 3rd century B.C.