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Hive: Artists Interpret the Ancient World

Hive is a site-specific sculpture and sound commission by Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal, two artists with distinctive practices collaborating for the first time at Krannert Art Museum.

In this gallery adjacent to Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal’s Hive, the project’s curators have selected art from the collections of KAM and the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures to explore how artists across centuries have represented and produced the ancient world. Gendered and monstrous bodies, copies and casts, and sacred subjects all emerge as themes in dialogue with Hive.

Artifacts

Thumbnail of Sculpture Fragment of the Syrian Aphrodite ()

 

Sculpture Fragment of the Syrian Aphrodite - Spurlock Museum

Thumbnail of Plaster Cast Reproduction Votive Figure: Robe ()

 

Plaster Cast Reproduction Votive Figure: Robe - Spurlock Museum

Thumbnail of Plaster Cast of Stone Relief Panel Depicting Cosmology ()

 

 

Plaster Cast of Stone Relief Panel Depicting Cosmology - Spurlock Museum

Image: The Sphinx

 

 

The Sphinx - Krannert Art Museum

Image: Angel Vase

 

 

 

 

Angel Vase - Krannert Art Museum

Image: The Bird Watcher

 

 

The Bird Watcher -  Krannert Art Museum

Image: Personaggio Antico

 

 

Personaggio Antico - Krannert Art Museum