Join us for an exclusive faculty night at the Harvard Art Museums. View the latest special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, meet with curators and conservators, and hear from faculty colleagues utilizing the exhibit in their teaching.
Faculty presenters include:
Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Laura S. Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School
Adrian Stähli, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of the Classics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Gojko Barjamovic, Senior Lecturer on Assyriology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Eurydice Georganteli, Lecturer on History of Art and Architecture and Medieval Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Refreshments will be served, including Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch, a beer made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old animal-headed vessels from the tomb of an ancient Anatolian king.
We will also raffle off copies of the exhibition catalog edited by Susanne Ebbinghaus, George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and Head of the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at the Harvard Art Museums.
Guests are welcome. Parking and child care will be provided.
This event is cosponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. Crucial support for the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. In addition, the Harvard Art Museums are deeply grateful to the anonymous donor of a gift in memory of Melvin R. Seiden and to Malcolm H. Wiener (Harvard A.B. ’57, J.D. ’63) and Michael and Helen Lehmann for enabling us to mount this exhibition and to pursue the related research. This work was also made possible in part by the David M. Robinson Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund.