Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
The Louvre Etruscan Sarcophagus and Its Progeny
This lecture treats the 19th century discovery and exhibition history of the famous Louvre terracotta sarcophagus. It soon inspired a number of other major museums to collect related works and sometimes impressive forgeries. The lecture explains how such errors of judgment were made by expert...
Dynasty and Destiny in Imperial Rome: The Augustan Experiment and Its Legacy
This lecture explores some new ideas about public representational programs of Augustus Caesar and strategies in understanding and reading Augustan imagery as a dynastic narrative glorifying the emperor and his extended family. The importance of Augustan architectural alignments of monuments is...