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Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors from 1 to 5pm every Wednesday from September 12, 2018 through January 2, 2019, in recognition of the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of our current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings (on view September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019).

We invite you to explore the special exhibition, as well as our University Gallery exhibitions and the permanent collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums.

Check our calendar and the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition page to learn more about related programs we’re offering. Our main exhibitions page has information about what’s on view in the University Galleries.

Remember that admission to the Harvard Art Museums is always free for all students, youth under 18, and Cambridge residents. We also offer free admission to Massachusetts residents before noon every Saturday.

Crucial support for the exhibition came in the form of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. In addition, the Harvard Art Museums are deeply grateful to the anonymous donor of a gift in memory of Melvin R. Seiden and to Malcolm H. Wiener (Harvard A.B. ’57, J.D. ’63) and Michael and Helen Lehmann for enabling us to mount this exhibition and to pursue the related research. This work was also made possible in part by the following endowed funds: the David M. Robinson Fund; the Andrew W. Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund; and the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, which brings outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935.

Share your experience of the exhibition via social media with the hashtag #partyanimals, and tag us with #HarvardArtMuseums.