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.
Tracing the Life History of Objects at Pompeii
Precious little is known how small, portable artifacts were acquired, used, and then discarded in ancient societies. Such humble objects were recovered by early excavations
in various locations in Pompeii—including a residence, a market garden, the surface of a street, and a trash dump...
Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces: Sculpture in Wood
The lecture focuses on ancient Egyptian wooden sculpture, three-dimensional and in relief, over the ages, highlighting Egypt’s broad range of styles and quality, its adaptability, and its penchant for innovation. This presentation will form a context for the Museums’ recent acquisition of the...
The Origins of Mythic Representation in Greek Art
When do we find the earliest myths in Greek art? This proves to be a difficult question because before figures are labeled they are open to various interpretations. This lecture will trace myth in cultures predating Greece, in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and show how the representation of narrative...