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Exhibition highlights Syrian architecture, May 3-Oct. 22

A selection of original photographs and drawings by Howard Crosby Butler will be on display May 3 through Oct. 22 on the first floor of McCormick Hall.

Titled "The House in Late Antique Syria," the exhibition highlights Syrian residential architecture between the fourth and sixth century. It was conceived by Slobodan Curcic, professor of art and archaeology, in conjunction with his spring seminar, "The Byzantine House."

An archaeologist and professor of the history of architecture, Butler was the first director of Princeton's School of Architecture. The photographs and drawings record his expeditions to Syria in the early 1900s.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology , Program in Hellenic Studies and Group for the Study of Late Antiquity. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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