Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins
Through August 16, 2021, GETTY VILLA
Mesopotamia—the land "between the rivers" in modern-day Iraq—was home to the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. The exhibition covers three millennia, from the first cities in about 3200 BC to Alexander the Great’s conquest of Babylon in 331 BC.
Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq
Through September 5, 2022, GETTY VILLA
Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BC decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both for their artistic quality and sophistication and for their vivid depictions of Assyrian court life. The masterworks in this exhibition are on special loan from the British Museum, London.