10 am–4:45 pm

All events are free with Museum admission.

Celebrate Greek art and culture with the MFA, Boston, and the one-year anniversary of the opening of the newly installed Wine, Poets, and Performers in Ancient Greece galleries, including the Krupp Gallery, Homer and the Epics. Enjoy vibrant musical performances, fun family art-making activities, engaging tours, and much more!

Special Events

Music: Stelios Karaminas 11 am, Noon and 1 pm | Gallery 213
Dance: Boston Lykeion Ellinidon 11 am, 1 and 2 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
Theater: MythMasters 11:30 am and 1:30 pm | Alfond Auditorium Assistive Listening System
Welcome Remarks: Greek Community Day 12:45 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard ASL interpretation
Lecture: Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes with Rick Riordan 3 pm | Remis Auditorium ASL interpretation Assistive Listening System

Art-Making Activities

10 am–4 pm
Ancient Vases Gallery 113
Paper Mosaics Shapiro Family Courtyard ASL interpretation Blind or Low Vision Access
Wearable Wigs Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159  ASL interpretation
Drawing in the Galleries Calderwood Courtyard

Tours and Talks ASL interpretation

Highlight Tours: The Influence of Greek Culture 10:30, 11, 11:30 am, noon12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, and 3 pm | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Curator Talk: Behind the Scenes 11:30 am | Riley Seminar Room
Spotlight Talks: Homeric Vases Noon, 12:30, and 1 pm | Krupp Gallery, 215A
Gallery Talk: Wine, Poets, and Performers 2 pm | Meet in Sharf Visitor Center

Additional Resources

Artist Toolbox Cart: Mosaics 11 am–4 pm | Gallery 213 Blind or Low Vision Access
Family Art Cart 10 am–4 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard Blind or Low Vision Access
MFA Guide Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center Audio Description   ASL Interpretation   MFA Guide   Assistive Listening System

Audio description    Audio description
Sign Language Interpretation    ASL interpretation
Blind or Low Vision    Blind or low vision access
Assistive Listening System    Assistive listening device
Wheelchair Accessibility    All programs are wheelchair accessible.

Audience

All ages


In This Series

Marine Mosaic, 200-230

Special Event

Art Making: Paper Mosaics
September 19, 2015
10:00 am4:00 pm

   Stone and glass mosaics often decorated floors and walls in ancient Greek and Roman homes. Visit an example in Gallery 214A decorated with...

The Swing Painter, Amphora/Psykter, about 540 B.C.

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Art Making: Ancient Vases
September 19, 2015
10:00 am4:00 pm

Did you know that ancient Greeks decorated vases with mythical creatures and tall tales? Pore over an array of vases and vessels in the gallery for...

Head of Aphrodite ("The Bartlett Head" ), about 330–300 B.C.

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Art Making: Wearable Wigs
September 19, 2015
10:00 am4:00 pm

   As you explore the George D. and Margo Behrakis Wing for Art of the Ancient World, notice the wavy, whimsical hairstyles chiseled on stone...

Visitors sitting on foldable chairs in Classical gallery sketching model holding green apple

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Drawing in the Galleries
September 19, 2015
10:00 am4:00 pm

Drop in and sketch from a live clothed model. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing techniques. Rain Location: Koch Gallery 250

Antoine-Francois Callet, Ceres Begging for Jupiter's Thunderbolt after the Kidnapping of Her Daughter Proserpine, 1777

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Highlight Tour: The Influence of Greek Culture
September 19, 2015
10:30 am11:15 am

Discover how ancient Greek art and culture have influenced centuries of artists on a 45-minute tour highlighting the legacy of classical art in the...

Special Event

Music: Stelios Karaminas
September 19, 2015
11:00 am11:30 am

Stelios Karaminas—guitarist and vocalist from North America’s premiere Greek American band, Orfeas—plays an inspired acoustic set in the ...

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Dance: Boston Lykeion Ellinidon
September 19, 2015
11:00 am11:30 am

Boston Lykeion Ellinidon researches, teaches, and collects Hellenic folk culture and art through dance. Join them for a 30-minute performance and...

Antoine-Francois Callet, Ceres Begging for Jupiter's Thunderbolt after the Kidnapping of Her Daughter Proserpine, 1777

Special Event

Highlight Tour: The Influence of Greek Culture
September 19, 2015
11:00 am11:45 am

Discover how ancient Greek art and culture have influenced centuries of artists on a 45-minute tour highlighting the legacy of classical art in the...

Mosaic emblema with cupids gathering roses in a garden, late 2nd–mid-3rd century

Special Event

Artist Toolbox Cart: Mosaics
September 19, 2015
11:00 am4:00 pm

Explore tools, materials, and demonstration pieces revealing the steps in creating mosaics.

MythMasters - Masked actor performs on stage in front of actor in wig

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Comedic Theater: MythMasters
September 19, 2015
11:30 am12:15 pm

Blast centuries of dust from the timeless tales of ancient Greece—listen, watch, and even participate in imaginative, creative storytelling—a comic...

Antoine-Francois Callet, Ceres Begging for Jupiter's Thunderbolt after the Kidnapping of Her Daughter Proserpine, 1777

Special Event

Highlight Tour: The Influence of Greek Culture
September 19, 2015
11:30 am12:15 pm

Discover how ancient Greek art and culture have influenced centuries of artists on a 45-minute tour highlighting the legacy of classical art in the...

Special Event

Curator Talk: Behind the Scenes
September 19, 2015
11:30 am12:30 pm

Join us for an hour-long, behind-the-scenes introduction to the Museum’s collection of Greek art and plans for its future display. ASL...

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Sponsors

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