Ancient Mosaics: Selections from the Richard Brockway Collection
September 26 – December 23, 2009
Ancient Mosaics: Selections from the Richard Brockway Collection, which features a range of mosaic fragments from Roman Syria, is on display Sept. 26 through Dec. 23 in the Study Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. Organized by museum Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition includes pieces drawn from the Richard Brockway collection of Vero Beach, Fla. The show features five mosaic fragments that date from the 3rd to 6th centuries CE: two geometric mosaics that might have once graced a house, bath, mausoleum or church; two figurative mosaics of an unidentified standing male figure and a nature spirit that may have been part of a town or country house; and an animal mosaic depicting two deer that might have come from a domestic or church context.