Free with Museum admission

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Celebrate Greek art and culture and the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Wine, Poets, and Performers in Ancient Greece galleries including the Krupp Gallery, Homer and the Epics.

  • Explore the galleries
    Go on a gallery tour; join a 10-minute Spotlight Talk highlighting works from the ancient world; or rent a mobile MFA Guide to discover the many ways poetry, performing arts, and social pastimes overlapped in ancient Greece.
  • Learn about ancient Greek art and culture
    Enjoy lively regional and traditional dance performances with Boston Lykeion Ellinidon; hear excerpts from Homer’s famous epic poems; and join Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s master plan for Greek art.
  • Bring the kids
    Blast centuries of dust from the timeless tales of ancient Greece with comedic storytelling geniuses MythMasters; drop in on fun family art-making activities; and meet bestselling author Rick Riordan, to hear about his newest book Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes and pick up your own signed copy.

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Above: Close to Ezekias, Two-handled jar (amphora), about 540–530 BC. Henry Lillie Pierce Residuary Fund and Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900.


Greek Community Day is supported by Mr. and Mrs. Tas Parafestas, Susan G. Kohn, The Hellenic Women’s Club, Katherine S. Eraklis, Mr. and Mrs. Alice and Nicholas Galakatos, Kitty and Michael Dukakis and funds donated anonymously