Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins

August 20, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oriental Institute Museum
1155 East 58th Street
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637
Suggested Donation - Adults: $10, Children under 12: $5
Oriental Institute Museum
(773) 702-9514

From August 20, 2013 – February 23, 2014

This exhibition of photographic portraits explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. To show the connections between the past and today, artifacts that document the origins or development of professions such as baker, farmer, manicurist, brewer, writer, astronomer, or judge in the ancient world are paired with a person who is the modern “face” of that profession. The resulting photographic portraits represent the diversity of Chicago residents, ranging from ordinary workers to local luminaries.


Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1

Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins