This story courtesy of Professor Jonathan Elukin in the History Department:
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Rethinks Its Greek Classics
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has reorganized its Greek ancient art collection by theme.
What’s the way to see classical art—by the year or by the theme?
For a century, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has chronologically organized its collection of ancient Greek art, dated largely between the 6th and 4th centuries B.C. But on Tuesday, the museum will open three interconnected permanent galleries, in renovated space, which will feature 230 pieces thematically divided into “Homer and the Epics,” “Dionysus and the Symposium” and “Theater and Performance.”
“These themes are at the heart of Greek culture,” says the museum’s curator of Greek and Roman art, Christine Kondoleon.