Support Juno with the MFA Fund
Gifts to the MFA Fund provide vital support for the conservation and ongoing care of the Museum’s treasures, such as Juno. Your donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated and ensures that Museum visitors can enjoy these works for generations to come.
MFA acquires a colossal Roman statue
The MFA recently acquired the largest classical sculpture in the United States: a colossal marble statue of the goddess Juno, 13 feet tall and weighing 13,000 pounds. First inventoried in Rome in the 17th century, it was acquired by a wealthy Bostonian in the late 19th century who shipped it home to a garden on a Brookline estate. There Juno stayed until late 2011 when the MFA took possession of her. At the Museum, Juno is undergoing conservation in view of the public in the George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery 207; she will eventually reign over our future gallery dedicated to the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Conservation in Action: Juno is generously supported by the John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation.
Sponsored by American Express.
Additional support provided by Jeffrey A. Choney and Pamela Dippel Choney, as well as members of the Art of the Ancient World Visiting Committee, staff, and MFA Fund donors.