Statue of Meleager - In-Sight Evenings: Looking Deeper and Differently
March 9, 2011
Susanne Ebbinghaus, George M. A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art, and Head, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums
Eternally youthful yet sufficiently worn to evoke an ancient past, this fragmentary statue of a hero, probably Meleager, has been a powerful presence in Harvard’s museum galleries ever since Edith Forbes (the mother of future Fogg director Edward Forbes) lent it to the Fogg in 1899. This lecture probes below the beautiful marble surface of the sculpture to explore the Greek fascination with the male body, the phenomenon of famous but elusive ancient sculptors, the tastes of Roman collectors, and some aspects of classical antiquity’s rich afterlife.
The In-Sight Evenings series features talks by curators, after-hours viewing of the galleries, live music, conversation, and refreshments. Other events:
September 22, 2010: Alfred Stieglitz
December 8, 2010: Barberini Faun
May 11, 2011: Max Beckmann
Series tickets are $80 (members and Harvard students $64).
Tickets to individual evenings are $25 (members and Harvard students $20).
Space is limited and registration is encouraged. To register or to request an In-Sight brochure, call 617-495-0534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complimentary parking for this event is available at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.