Erotica: An Evening with Venus
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:30 – 9p.m., Lecture at 7p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
$15 MFA Members, $25 Non-members
For Adults 21 and older.
Erotica: An Evening with Venus explores erotic imagery in ancient Roman art. Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi, Chief Curator of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art/Genève, will whet your appetite for romance in a fully-illustrated lecture. He will introduce selections of sensually-themed graffiti from Pompeii to binding spells used by an ardent lover.
The evening features a rousing artisans’ market with displays of fashion, jewelry, chocolate, and more. Special performance by Matthew McGee of FreeFall Theatre staged by Scott Daniel of MattocS Productions.
MFA Café open 5 – 8p.m.
Admission includes lecture, galleries, a champagne toast, and a delectable dessert. Full cash bar. Complimentary valet.
Erotica is presented by the Public Programs Department and the Museum Store in partnership with Spathose LLC.
Space is limited. Click here to purchase tickets.
Image: Herbert List (German, 1903 – 1975), Antikythera (1937), Gift of William Knight Zewadski