Gallery Talk: "Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt"
On Sunday, Nov. 13, join two Harvard Art Museums exhibition curators as they describe what can be learned when close looking, scientific analysis and community collaboration combine. "Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward" is a team-curated exhibition that brings together art history, Egyptology and conservation science to illuminate artists’ processes and the life stories of the people depicted in funerary portraits.
The museums' galleries are full of stories—this series of talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques plus reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists and other contributors.
Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and reservations are required. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as a general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Please visit the museum's website to learn about their general policies.