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The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

Gallery 1
May 14, 2016August 26, 2018

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for eternity.

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Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC. Wood with polychrome. FAMSF, gift of First Federal Trust Company (from the Estate of Jeremiah Lynch), 42895

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Marsha Holm

Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
April 5, 2016 -
2:15pm3:15pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others.

Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Carol Porter

Le Grand Jardin, 1895
April 30, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Rita Dunlay

Le Grand Jardin, 1895
April 5, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

Guest Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard, Painting Pleasure" by James Housefield

Pierre Bonnard, “House among the Trees
April 23, 2016 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Why does the art of Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) continue to captivate audiences? What made Bonnard’s paintings so distinctly modern? In this illustrated lecture, James Housefield demonstrates that the answer to both questions can be found in the word pleasure. Bonnard’s art draws audiences into the act of painting as a pleasurable vocation. At the same time, his art emphasizes pleasures we all experience when we relish the small details of daily life.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
June 14, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family member or care partner. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience required! Specially-trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Charlotte Read

Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, ca. 1505–1506
March 1, 2016 -
2:15pm3:00pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores art of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and many others.

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