The following museums are closed Saturday, July 23, due to a power outage: National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum, National Museum of African Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the Ripley Center.

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When Kingship Descended from Heaven: Masterpieces of Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre

March 8, 1992 – August 9, 1992

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

See 32 objects created between 3500 B.C. and 2230 B.C. in the kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad that explore the relationship between kingship and society as expressed through representations of the ruler and through his material possessions. Exhibition also houses a reading area.