17 May, 2007
Ancient Greek Masterpieces
from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Photographs of highlights
from the MFA’s collection of Greek art
featuring a lecture by
Dr. Christine Kondoleon
George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator
of Greek and Roman Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A reception will follow
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Embassy of Greece
2217 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Dr. Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art will speak about the Greek and Roman art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is the preeminent collection in New England. The Museum’s holdings include objects ranging in date from the Bronze Age through the Byzantine period and in quality and breadth is second only to that of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The first object came in 1872 from Cyprus, and there are now about 20,000 including the best ancient coin collection of any art museum in the United States. Dr. Kondoleon will share many behind-the-scenes stories associated with the objects, and focus on their histories and their visual interest for Greek culture.
The Embassy of Greece and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are grateful to Pamela and Nicholas Lazares for sponsoring this exhibition and reception.