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


Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00am


Harvard Art Museums
Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCEPresented by:Harvard Art Museums and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Tickets: Admission Free: Tickets Required

On first Saturdays from October through January, the Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors 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).

The Harvard Art Museums invites 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 the Harvard Art Museums calendar and the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition page to learn more about related programs we’re offering. The 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. The Harvard Art Museums also offers 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 the museum 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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