250,000 Visitors in DC, Houston, NYC; Heading to West Coast

The display of the exhibition “Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia” in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is now concluded, and the exhibition is traveling to the west coast. This touring exhibition, which is organized by the British Museum in partnership with the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF America), has been on display since March of this year and has been viewed by a whopping 250,000 visitors in three major cities so far — for photos click on the images below.

Here is a recap of some of the key articles and content about the the tour, and the significance of the Cyrus Cylinder itself:

You can find more articles, complete archive of the videos, and the most recent coverage on the official website of the tour (cyruscylinder2013.com) and on the tour’sfacebook page.

The exhibition will now be on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (Aug 9 – Sep 22, see below for details), followed by the Paul J. Getty Museum, the Getty Villa, in Los Angeles (Oct 2 – Dec 2).

Photos from the New York display of the exhibition, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Photo - Cyrus Cylinder at the Metropolitan Museum NYC (load images to see the pictures).
Photos from the Houston display of the exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts:
Photo - The Cyrus Cylinder exhibition at the MFA Houston (load images to see the pictures).
Photos from the DC display of the exhibition, Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery:
Photo - Cyrus Cylinder exhibition - Launch of the U.S. tour in DC (load images to see the pictures).
The Special issue of the FEZANA Journal, which was published in celebration of the Cyrus Cylinder Tour of the U.S., includes a series of articles from foundations, scholars, journalists, etc focused on Cyrus and the Cyrus Cylinder. The issue is an invaluable resource to anybody who is interested in the subject:
I AM CYRUS: Fezana Journal Special Cyrus Cylinder Issue (load images to see the pictures).