It’s a gift from the gods! Celebrate the opening of the MFA’s new galleries of ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art with free general admission and programs on Saturday, December 18.
The new galleries of art of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine empire feature some of the oldest works in the MFA’s collection telling new stories and reflecting our time through the art of the past. With freshly imagined spaces that include natural light, innovative displays, interactive experiences, and immersive evocations of an ancient Greek temple and a Byzantine church, visitors of all ages can learn about the legacies of these ancient cultures and understand their relevance today.
Throughout the day, pick up free art-making kits inspired by sculpture on view and listen to gallery talks by curators, conservators, and others involved in bringing these new spaces to life.
Feeling for Form
10:30 am–4 pm
Gallery 207 and Gallery 213
Explore Greek art through touch! Thanks to Formlabs, Thornton Tomasetti, MFA Conservation, and the MFA Access Program, 3D models of a bust of Demeter or Persephone and a piece of the Assos relief are available to touch. Learn more about these objects, how the 3D models came to be, and how the Museum uses these and other objects to make the galleries accessible to visitors with disabilities.