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Professor uses artwork to bring ancient culture to modern world

SANTA CLARA, CA – Nov. 17, 2006. Cory Wade, professor of medieval literature and ancient cultures at Santa Clara University, uses modern, abstract techniques to illustrate an ancient time in civilization in the exhibition “Expressions of Ancient Egypt,” which runs through Dec. 30 at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose.

This one-woman exhibit is the first of its kind at the museum with more than 50 paintings on display, many of which are in dual format: two versions of the same moment in history portrayed with slightly different illustrations of that particular moment.

Wade, who hopes her painting will create a bridge between ancient cultures and the modern world, says there is something for everyone who comes to the exhibit. “Because these paintings are abstract, they allow visitors to see what they value most in each piece of art work,” Wade said.

More about the exhibit.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1342 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, Calif.

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<p>Artist and professor, Cory Wade, stands in front of three of the pieces on display at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum through Dec. 30.</p>

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