The Ten Commandments

Excavating The Ten Commandments: Daniel R. Small & Jack Green

Daniel R. Small’s contribution to Made in L.A. 2016 centers on the archaeological excavation of the site where Cecil B. DeMille filmed The Ten Commandments (1923) and the ways that this and other filmic imagery have colored notions of ancient Egypt in the popular imagination. Small and Jack Green, deputy director of the Corning Museum of Glass, will discuss the artist’s foray into archaeology and excavation in its myriad forms.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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