New Acropolis Museum Exhibition Features Materials from Avery

NEW YORK, October 14, 2009 -- The exhibition The New Acropolis Museum opens to the public on Wednesday, October 21, and runs through Saturday, December 19 at Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. The exhibit will include selected rare books and prints from Columbia’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Classics Collections. Avery materials were prepared for the exhibit in collaboration with the staff of the Libraries' Rare and Special Materials Conservation unit.

For more information, view the announcement at Columbia University's Press Room.

Wallach Art Gallery is located on the eighth floor of Schermerhorn Hall on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus, 116th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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