May 29, 2010 - October 15, 2010
A Gift from the Desert: The Art, History and Culture of the Arabian Horse
The first major exhibition to explore the dynamic impact of the horse on Near Eastern civilization, A Gift from the Desert will have a particular emphasis on the first horse breed, the Arabian Horse. The exhibition will be a fascinating journey from the arrival of the first domesticated horses in the Near East to the renaissance of purebred Arabian horse breeding in the Near East today.
As with all horse breeds, the story of the Arabian horse is dependent upon the cultures that created, nurtured and protected their purity. Strong emphasis will be placed upon these cultures, not only in relation to the horse, but also in their myriad contributions to human civilization.
Image shown: Ur III Sealed Tablet; Sumerian; 2050 BCE; 1.5" x 1.75".
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Galleries 1,2, and 3