A lot has happened at MFA Boston in the two years courses have been on hiatus! These Wednesday sessions bring you up to speed on the latest developments at the Museum, introducing you to some of the recently opened galleries of Dutch and Flemish art and art from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire. Join MFA Boston curators to learn more about the objects on view and go behind the scenes on the making of these dazzling new spaces.
Life and Worship in Ancient Greece and Rome
The classical civilizations of the Mediterranean world were rich with different religious practices. From Greece to the Roman and Byzantine Empires, the ancients made sense of the world around them as they faced struggles not so different from ours today. To look through their eyes, join us for a discussion-based journey with artifacts from the recently opened galleries of art from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire.
Christine Kondoleon, George and Margo Behrakis Chair, Art of Ancient Greece and Rome
Laure Marest, Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Associate Curator of Greek and Roman Art
Reimagining Early Greek Art
In a recently renovated gallery devoted to early Greek art, step back in time to the dawn of the Hellenic world. As city-states emerged, artists of the period were informed both by local traditions and new ideas from abroad. Learn about the dawn of the Greek artistic legacy, and how MFA Boston curators brought technology into exhibition design, helping transport visitors to ancient Greece and make the past present.
Phoebe Segal, Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art
Reimagining a Hub for Netherlandish Art
Last year, MFA Boston opened a new suite of galleries devoted to Dutch and Flemish art, incorporating transformational gifts from Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie. Simultaneously, the Museum launched the Center for Netherlandish Art, an innovative research center devoted to this material. Learn about how both initiatives came to be, and how they work together to make Boston a global hub for Netherlandish art.
Christopher Atkins, Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director of the Center for Netherlandish Art