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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. 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 the Museum’s Senior Curator of Early Western Art Dr. Michael Bennett will provide an overview of the MFA’s multi-phased project to conserve, restore, exhibit, and permanently install the mosaics.

Cost:  Non-FODA members $5, plus MFA admission.


Join our Friends of Decorative Arts support group and come to this event for free.  The Museum’s affiliated support group, Friends of Decorative Arts (FODA) expands understanding of the variety and beauty of the decorative arts. 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.

Image Credit:  Mosaic fragment from The House of Menander (detail), Seleucia Pieria (seaport of ancient Antioch), Hatay Province, Turkey, Limestone, 2nd century A.D., Museum Purchase

Event Details

March 12, 2019

2–3 pm

Event Categories

Museum of Fine Arts – Bayview Room

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