Head-turning Trifecta of Ancient Greek Galleries at Boston MFA

Homer late 1st century B.C. or 1st century A.D. Marble (probably from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens) * Henry Lillie Pierce Fund * Photograph © Museum of    Fine Arts, Boston
Homer
Late 1st century B.C. or 1st century A.D. Marble (probably from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens)
* Henry Lillie Pierce Fund
* Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Are you a passionate Classical History and Mythology enthusiast? Do you fancy taking part in ancient Greek stories of thrilling power using your own imagination? If the answer is “yes,” you can now be among the first to visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) to admire the grandeur of Greek antiquities coming brilliantly to life at the museum’s three new galleries dedicated to “Wine, Poets, and the Performers in Ancient Greece.”

This dazzling collection, recently conserved and exhibited for the first time in years, illustrates Greek culture and history from the sixth to the fourth century BC. It is accessible at the George D. and Margo Behrakis Wing of Art of the Ancient World while it is divided in three thematic units: “Homer and the Epics,” “Dionysos and the Symposium” and “Theater and Performance.” Among the outstanding treasury of more than 230 works, one can find bronze and marble sculptures, ceramic and metal vases, theater masks, musical instruments, as well as terracotta figurines, all depicting exciting moments of ancient Greek history and mythology.

And while the three top-class new galleries will be sweeping away into the vortex of Greek poetry and drama, visitors will be actively engaging in new kinds of experiences through technology. Greek civilization lovers will be able to enjoy interactive multimedia displays that offer thorough looks and explanations in reference to convoluted scenes, such as the Trojan War as portrayed on some of the exhibition’s vases, as well as join a nine-stop tour through the museum’s mobile MFA Guide.

Immerse yourself into a fine mixture of the old and new, present and future, and experience ancient Greece like never before. Don’t miss out!

http://www.mfa.org
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (617) 267-9300


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  1. Yes, another opportunity to become enthused about visiting the real thing in Greece–and enjoy the sea, sun and sand of the islands while you are at it. :-)

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