The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the ancient world, making trade and cultural exchange possible across great distances. Alexander's retinue of court artists and extensive artistic patronage provided a model for his successors, the Hellenistic kings, who came to rule over much of the empire. For the first time in the United States, a major international loan exhibition will focus on the astonishing wealth, outstanding artistry, and technical achievements of the Hellenistic period - the three centuries between Alexanders's death, in 323 BC, and the establishment of the Roan Empire, in the first century B.C. The exhibition will bring together 264 artworks, and represents a historic collaboration between the Met and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
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