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Gods, Goddesses, and Mortals for the 21st Century: The Reinstallation of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Collection of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art

In 2021, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) unveiled 5 newly revitalized galleries for almost 550 objects from their famend assortment of Greek and Roman artwork. The new installations embody one that includes Graeco-Roman gods and goddesses and others dedicated to Early Greek artwork, Roman portraiture, the Byzantine Empire, and a gallery for rotating reveals exploring how Twentieth- and 21st-century artists have interacted with the artwork of the historic Mediterranean. The curatorial workforce is to be congratulated for sustaining the thought-provoking juxtaposition of objects in a range of media and from completely different chronological intervals and geographies, in addition to augmenting these with state-of-the-art digital installations that improve viewer expertise. Given the significance of provenance in modern discussions of historic objects, although, plainly the MFA has missed a possibility right here to take the lead in revealing to the public how their wonderful assortment got here to be.

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