Emily Beeny, assistant curator, Paintings, Art of Europe
Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts
Rita Freed, John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L Cornille Chair, Art of the Ancient World
Anne Nishimura Morse, William and Helen Pounds Senior Curator of Japanese Art
Edward Saywell, chair, Linde Family Wing; Arthur K. Solomon Curator of Modern Art
Hear from five curators about masterpieces from the MFA’s collection.
Egyptian: Compare two sculptures from ancient Egypt.
Japanese: Unravel 13th-century Japanese narrative handscroll, The Burning of the Sanjo Palace.
Latin American: Discover a furniture masterpiece from colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.
European: Paul Gauguin’s self-proclaimed masterpiece Where Do We Come From? Where Are We? Where Are We Going? transformed understanding of what constitutes a masterpiece.
Contemporary: Iconic? Transcendental? Visionary? Just what is a contemporary masterpiece?
Three-Session Course Tickets
$75 MFA members, seniors, and students; $94 nonmembers
Order at 1-800-440-6975 or in person at any MFA ticketing desk
Individual Session Tickets
$30 MFA members, seniors, and students; $38 nonmembers
Online: using the link in the red box
By phone: call the MFA Ticket line at 1-800-440-6975
In person: at any MFA ticketing desk
Ticketing desk hours: Mon, Tue, Sat, and Sun, 10 am–4:15 pm; and Wed–Fri, 10 am–9:15 pm
Thursday Evening Session: Five Collections at the MFA and Their Masterpieces
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
- $30MFA members, seniors, and students
- $38Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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- Session 1 of 3