This event is exclusively for Museum Council Fellows and Patrons.

Delve into the Museum and its unique collection with special sessions hosted by a range of MFA curators. Each session is designed to sharpen your eye and deepen your fine art knowledge. A three-course seated dinner in the grand Koch Gallery will be held following the connoisseurship sessions.

Evening Schedule:
6:30-7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00-7:30 pm: First Seminar
7:45-8:15 pm: Second Seminar
8:15-9:30 pm: Dinner in Koch Gallery

Connoisseurship Topics:
I. Dawit L. Petros: Sense of Place
Al Miner, Assisant Curator of Contemporary Art

II. Good, Better, Best: Evaluating the MFA’s American Furniture Collection
Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture

III. Arts of the Benin Kingdom: The Robert Owen Lehman Collection
Susanne Gänsicke, Conservator, Objects Conservation
Adam Tessier, Head of Interpretation

IV. What Makes Prints Great?
Stephanie Stepanek, Curator of Prints and Drawings
Frederick Ilchman, Mrs. Russell W. Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe

V. A Gallery Gig: Two Vintage Electric Instruments from the Art-Deco Period
Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments
Featuring  performance by Mimi Rabson, violin, and Norman Zocher, lap-steel guitar, from the Berklee College of Music



Photo by Sarah Bastille Photography, 2012.