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Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett – Gallery Spotlight: The World is a Circle: Geometric Ornamentation 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.  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 “The World is a Circle: Geometric Ornamentation at the MFA,” we will learn about this unique, extremely rare bronze bracelet which features an early Greek diagram of the structure of the world, and much more about the Greek Geometric Period during this 30-minute conversation with our Senior Curator of Early Western Art.

Free with Admission


Credit: Bracelet with Incised Decoration, Greek, 700 B.C., Bronze, Anonymous Loan

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November 20, 2019

11–11:30 am

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