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


Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:00pm


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

Joseph A. Greene, Assistant Director, Harvard Semitic Museum; Susan B. Matheson, Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art, Yale University Art Gallery; and Gudrun Bühl, Curator and Museum Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Respondent: Laura Nasrallah, 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.