Friends of Decorative Arts: Ancient Greek Vases in the Greater Tampa Bay Area
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum of Fine Arts. The Friends of Decorative Arts (FODA) expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm during the season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
October 11: Dr. Seth Pevnick will focus on “Ancient Greek Vases in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.” He is Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Tampa Museum of Art. He holds his BA in classical archaeology from Dartmouth College and his MA and PhD from UCLA. Before coming to Tampa, he worked in the Antiquities Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
As functional containers and fields for beautifully painted decoration, ancient Greek vases have long fascinated collectors, scholars, and museum visitors. In 1981, the fledgling Tampa Museum of Art purchased a black-figure column krater for its budding collection, which has since grown to become among the most important in the Southeast. Dr. Pevnick will introduce some of the most striking works in these holdings, as well as others he has encountered in the area, including at the MFA.