NEW YORK (Mar. 11)
The first exhibit of antiquities and historical objects from the land of Israel will be presented by the American Fund for Israel Institutions, in cooperation with the Association of Israel Museums, at the Metro politan Museum of Art here, from May 8th to the end of June, it was announced here by Louis M. Rabinowitz, exhibit chairman, at a press conference.
After presentation at the Metropolitan Museum the exhibit will tour the United States and be exhibited in museums of major cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Washington and Cincinnati. Dr. Sterling A. Callisen, Dean of Education of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who went to Israel at the invitation of the American Fund to coordinate plans for the collection, explained that the exhibit will include ancient tools, vases, seals, coins, lamps, sculpture, statuary, mosaics, glassware and other rare objects that “provide a thrilling record of cultural changes.”
Presentation of the exhibit, according to Edward A. Norman, Fund president, is a major project in a program of intercultural exchange that the American Fund has developed, including the first American tour of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the presentation of the Habimah Theatre on Broadway.