Ancient World: Near East, Greek Galleries
Saturday, June 18 at 10:30.
Registration begins Monday, May 23 and ends Friday, June 10.
Art of the Ancient World is home to one of the world’s premiere encyclopedic collections of antiquities, featuring more than 85,000 works of art from Egypt, Nubia, the Near East, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Anatolia. These works range in date from about 6500 BC to AD 600 and include diverse media: sculpture, jewelry, coffins, mummies, coins, weapons, architecture, vases, carved gems, musical instruments, and mosaics. Special strengths of the collection are Old Kingdom Egyptian art, Nubian art of all periods, Greek vases, coins and gems, and Roman funerary art and imperial portraiture.
The Egyptian and Nubian collections were acquired mainly through the Harvard/MFA Expeditions undertaken by George Reisner in the early 20th century. Some of the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art were acquired through participation in the excavations at Assos (Turkey) and Naukratis (Egypt); most was purchased on the European art market beginning in 1885.
Our tour will visit galleries such as the Ancient Near East, newly updated Greek Galleries, Tomb 10A and much more!
How to Pre-Register for MFA Accessible Guided Tours
Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required by the dates listed for each program. To pre-register or for more information, email lwa…@mfa.org or phone 617-369-3302.
When you register, please indicate (in the subject line if you are emailing) the name of the tour and if you would like a neckloop or headset for the tour.
Registered participants will receive a confirmation prior to the date of the tour with entrance and cancellation information.
Because the Gallery Tour Listening System equipment is reserved for hearing loss support group participants, the equipment is not available to other MFA Boston visitors for drop-in tours. For that reason, guests of this program are requested to be aware of the the following policies:
Participants who register for accessible tours but cannot attend should note the cancellation policy on the confirmation to ensure that listening equipment is available to other visitors.
Late registrations cannot be accepted.
Those who have not pre-registered may only join a tour on a standby basis and will be turned away if registration is full.
Tours will begin promptly at start time. Attendees should arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.
Questions? Contact the museum at lwa…@mfa.org or phone 617-369-3302.