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Art Study Center Seminar—Neither Icon nor Trinket: On Learning to Love Terracotta Figurines

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Mar 24 2023
Art Study Center Seminar—Neither Icon nor Trinket: On Learning to Love Terracotta Figurines

Crouching satyr, Greek, 5th century BCE. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Joseph C. Hoppin, 1925.30.87.

Ancient Greece and Rome had more than just gleaming marble. Join us to explore the colorful and playful world of clay figurines.

If the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of the ancient Mediterranean is gleaming marble, join us for a fresh view of Greece and Rome through close looking at small terracotta figurines. Held in conjunction with the exhibition A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection, this Art Study Center Seminar will offer insights into why small, broken, and humble figurines were chosen to be the stars of our show. Former curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marqués

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Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at this link.

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Additional time info:

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the museum staff entrance, and be prepared to present a photo ID.


Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


    • Wheelchair Access

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48

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COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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