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Cocktails & Collections

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, allowing us to experience the art in different ways. Each month features live music, a customized tour, light bites, art-inspired signature cocktails,…

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Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as…

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Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as complementary…

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Conversation with a Curator: Really! This is (So) Not a Selfie

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The special exhibition This is Not a Selfie is curated from a single collection, the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This is Not a Selfie curator Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, will join us on October 25th…

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Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as…

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Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Highlights From the Asian Art Collection

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled Conceptualizing…

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Collector’s Circle Fall Lecture: Ancient Art in Miniature: Masterworks of Ancient Jewelry

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Fall Collector’s Circle Lecture features Max Bernheimer, speaking on ancient Greek art. Max Bernheimer organizes auctions in this specialized area of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Egyptian and Near Eastern art and artifacts. Mr. Bernheimer has participated in archaeological excavations at Caesarea in Israel, sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland…

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Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: West African Textiles

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Self-Portrait

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled A…

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Cocktails & Collections

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Jean Schlumberger

January 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Cocktails & Collections

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Conversation with Annamarie Sandecki, Tiffany & Co. Archivist

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tiffany & Co., one of the most storied jewelry purveyors in the world, has a long and rich history. Since the mid-1800s they have been linked in the public’s mind with glamour and graceful living. Join Annamarie Sandecki, Tiffany archivist, for an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Tiffany story, including…

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Barnhill Gallery Talk With Robin O’Dell

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Robin O’Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection, for a discussion centered around the practice and influence of E.G. Barnhill, noted photographer who painstakingly hand-colored photos of the Florida landscape; selling these invaluable touchstones to tourists and visitors. FREE with Admission    

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Fairyland Lustre

February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Friends of Decorative Arts Handling Session: A Closer Look at Dutch and American Furniture

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  This program will feature the careful examination of two pieces of purportedly 18th century furniture—one Dutch and one American— to learn about construction methods, style, finish, and ultimately, authenticity. We will also discuss what makes a piece museum worthy, and how the museum both acquires and de-accessions works. Lead…

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Cocktails & Collections

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Antioch Mosaics at the MFA: Past, Present, and Future

March 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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In Conversation: Yann Weymouth and Amy McHugh

March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  Architect Yann Weymouth and Amy McHugh, Assistant Curator for Tiffany & Co. discuss the friendships and relationships of Jean Schlumberger and his longtime partner, photographer Luc Bouchard, Weymouth’s uncle. This intimate look at the lives of two renowned artists will be presented with rarely seen photographs of the couple’s…

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Cocktails & Collections

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light…

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