New Takes on the Ancient and Byzantine Worlds
December 5, 2013
Joseph A. Greene, Assistant Director, Harvard Semitic Museum; Susan B. Matheson, Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art, Yale University Art Gallery; and Gudrun Bühl, Curator and Museum Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Respondent: Laura Nasrallah, Harvard Divinity School.
The Harvard Art Museums are not alone in renewing their permanent exhibition galleries. This evening brings together representatives of three university museums to talk about recent or planned reinstallations of galleries dedicated to the ancient and Byzantine worlds. Their presentations will provide a glimpse of the factors that in?uence how museums reinvent themselves and will highlight di?erent ways of making objects from the past speak to the present. A faculty response and a panel discussion will follow.
Reception to follow lecture; complimentary parking for lecture at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
The M. Victor Leventritt Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.