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Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett – Antiquities History 101 – Collecting Antiquities at the MFA

Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett is a year-long series of lectures, gallery spotlights and intimate garden conversations centered on the MFA’s distinguished collection of antiquities. Ancient art has no expiration date; it abounds with lessons that remain relevant today. These discussions and lectures provide museum members and the public with the opportunity to become familiar with ancient Mediterranean art, upcoming exhibitions, topical subjects in the field, and to gain a deeper appreciation for ancient works in the museum’s collection.

Please visit us for one (or all) of these fascinating presentations by our noted antiquities scholar, Dr. Michael Bennett. These scholarly lectures, held in the MFA’s Marly Room, are designed to introduce attendees to art historical concepts centered on antiquities.

In this lecture Collecting Antiquities at the MFA, we will learn how the MFA intends to build its collection of Mediterranean antiquities through purchases, gifts, and long-term loans. Learn about some of the issues involved with acquisitions and loans of antiquities, and why some are considered pieces of art that belong in art museums.


Free with Admission

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July 31, 2019

11 am–12 pm

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