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New Takes on the Ancient and Byzantine Worlds

Maquettes used in a gallery model of the new Harvard Art Museums. Photo: Katya Kallsen. 

Maquettes used in a gallery model of the new Harvard Art Museums. Photo: Katya Kallsen. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

New Takes on the Ancient and Byzantine Worlds
M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Gudrun Bühl, Curator and Museum Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; Susan B. Matheson, Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art, Yale University Art Gallery; and Joseph A. Greene, Assistant Director, Harvard Semitic Museum. Respondent: Laura S. Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, 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 influence how museums reinvent themselves and will highlight different ways of making objects from the past speak to the present. A faculty response and a panel discussion will follow.

Free admission.

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.