[MGSA-L] CYA Virtual Lecture Series: Exploring themes of Greek Art in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

College Year in Athens/Info info at cyathens.org
Fri Jul 10 13:18:03 PDT 2020


This Wednesday 15 July 2020, at 12 pm (EDT) / 7 pm (Athens) our *virtual
lecture series* will host CYA trustee, Christine Kondoleon, Chair of the
George D. and Margo Behrakis Art of Ancient Greece and Rome at the Museum
of Fine Arts in Boston, and CYA alumna, Phoebe Segal (CYA '98), the Mary
Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in
*They will take us on a virtual tour and commentary on a selection of
significant works of Greek art in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.*
Join us for a live CYA Virtual Lecture on

"Exploring themes of Greek Art
in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston"

Facilitating the discussion will be Athena Hadji, author, curator,
academic, and CYA professor who teaches the course The Art and Craft of
Curating: Making Sense of Art in the 21st Century.

To participate in this live discussion, please register on Zoom today.


*Christine Kondoleon* is currently directing the roll-out of eleven new
galleries at the world renown Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) as part of
the master plan to reinterpret the MFA's collection.She is an experienced
curator of award winning exhibitions including Games for the Gods,
Aphrodite and the God's of Love; forthcoming is the ground breaking Cy
Twombly: Making Past Present. She served as Curator of Ancient Art at the
Worcester Art Museum where she organized the Antioch: The Lost Ancient City
Exhibition. She served as an Associate Professor of Art at Williams
College, Chair of the Department and Acting Director of Clark Art Institute
Graduate Program. She was an invited Resident at the American Academy in
Rome, and Visiting Professor at Tufts University and Harvard where she
received her PhD.

*Phoebe Segal* is the Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art at
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has excavated in Greece, Italy and
Cyprus and at the MFA has curated numerous new galleries– Daily Life in
Ancient Greece, Homer and the Epics, and Ancient Coins – as well as the
special exhibitions, “I must tell you what I saw’: Objects of Witness and
Resistance.”Phoebe began her decade-long career at the MFA as Curatorial
Research Associate for Aphrodite and the Gods of Love, which toured
internationally (Nagoya, Japan) and domestically (Malibu, San Antonio,
Tulsa). She received her PhD from Columbia University where her
dissertation, Soaring Votives: Anathemata in Archaic Greek Sanctuaries,
focused on the display of votive statues above eye level and the creation
of a zone of liminal images mediating the relationship between humans and
the divine. She is currently working on a new gallery devoted to Early
Greek Art and a special exhibition focusing on race and ethnicity in
ancient Greek and Roman art.

*Athena Hadji *is an academic, curator and author. She holds a Ph.D. in
archaeology, anthropology and art history by The University of California
Berkeley. Her work encompasses a wide range of theoretical approaches and
media. She has lectured and published extensively on prehistoric Aegean
sculpture, contemporary street art, urban crisis and its manifestations,
receptions of antiquity and the Arcadian ideal, early travelers in Greece,
early 20th century trade in antiquities, and idealized versions of the past
in cultural heritage management.  She has received numerous awards and
distinctions as a scholar from, among others, the Fulbright and Onassis
Foundations. As a curator she taught at the Gund Gallery Faculty Seminar at
Kenyon College.

*College Year in Athens*

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