Friends of Decorative Arts: Antioch Mosaics at the MFA: Past, Present, and Future
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission.
The Museum of Fine Arts purchased five ancient mosaics from Antioch in 1964, the year before the museum opened. They were the first shipment of art into the new building. This talk with Dr. Michael Bennett will provide an overview of the MFA’s multi-phased project to conserve, restore, exhibit, and permanently install the mosaics.
Antioch, Southern Turkey, Mosaic (detail) from “The House of Menander”, c. AD 2, Museum