Member Noontime Talk: Interactive Art, Cylinder Seals, and Rolling Impressions

In ancient Mesopotamia, cylinder seals were small personal objects carved with figural designs and sometimes cuneiform text that could be worn on a cord. They were important devices used for record keeping, rolled across clay as a type of signature and a kind of official guarantee of contents. Join Danielle Bennett, Curatorial Associate, to learn more about the significance of the carved designs on cylinder seals in the Menil’s collection, how these would have been used, and create your very own seal impression!

Held twice a month on Fridays for a small group, Member Noontime Talks make exhibitions more intimate and reveal the collection as never before. To sign up, please RSVP to membership@menil.org. If you are not currently a Menil Member, you can learn more and join here.

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This program takes place in the main building, located at 1533 Sul Ross Street. Additional information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.