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


Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 1:00pm


Harvard Art Museums

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy)Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and The National Endowment for the Humanities
Tickets: Admission Free: Tickets Required

The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays, September 12, 2018-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).  Explore the special exhibition, as well as the University Gallery exhibitions and the permanent collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums. Check the calendar and the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition page to learn more about related programs. The main exhibitions page has information about what’s on view in the University Galleries. Admission to the Harvard Art Museums is always free for all students, youth under 18, and Cambridge residents. Admission for Massachusetts residents is free before noon on Saturdays. 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.

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