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Gallery Talk: Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt

Join two Harvard Art Museums exhibition curators on Sunday, Dec. 11 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.

Harvard Art 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 10 a.m. the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online. 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 website to learn about our general policies. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Kelekian Fund, the Christopher and Jean Angell Charitable Fund and the Kornfeld Foundation (through Christopher Angell). Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund. The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for their programs, please contact the museums at at least 48 hours in advance.


32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Sun Dec 11, 2022

    • 7:00pm - 7:30pm


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