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Art Study Center Seminar: Etruscan Art—For This Life and the Next [CANCELED]

Bucchero chalice with impressed animal frieze, Etruscan, 625 BCE–575 BCE. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, 2007.104.30.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This event has been canceled.

In conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the completion of the canon’s house at San Biagio, Montepulciano, the inspiration for the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard, Theresa Huntsman will lead a seminar on the art and culture of the Etruscans, the first inhabitants of Montepulciano and Tuscany. Artists from Roman times through the modern era have found inspiration in Etruscan works. Huntsman, a specialist in Etruscan art and archaeology and the former publications data manager for the Sardis Expedition, will reveal these lasting impressions, as she discusses Etruscan banqueting wares in distinctive black bucchero ceramic, the fine technical prowess of their gold jewelry and metalwork, lively paintings found in their tombs, and more.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Friday, September 28, 2018, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk, and be prepared to present a photo ID.
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.