Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett – Gallery Spotlight: Meeting Dionysus
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. During a Gallery Spotlight, we’ll focus on one piece of work on view at the Museum. These intimate discussions offer an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about notable pieces in our collection.
In the gallery spotlight “Meeting Dionysus,” we will learn about our recently installed sculptural masterpiece which depicts one of the most intriguing of the Olympian gods, Dionysus, god of wine and the theater.
Free with Admission
Credit: Head of Dionysus: Hellenistic Greek, 2nd-1st century B.C.
Bronze, copper-tin alloy, silver-plated eyes, H: 23.8 cm