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The Many Faces of James Loeb

April 16, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Harvard Art Museums
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

AIA Society: Boston

Venture with us into the world of collector and philanthropist James Loeb to uncover his personality, examine his influence on ancient studies, and delight in the small objects that filled his life. Specialists from different fields will present various aspects about Loeb, and together they will help us see a complete portrait.

Florian Knauss, from the State Collections of Antiquities and Glyptothek in Munich, will discuss Loeb as a collector and philanthropist. He will highlight objects from Loeb’s collection and give an overview of Loeb’s collecting activities and the legacy of his charitable achievements.

Mirte Liebregts, from the Radboud University in the Netherlands, will focus on the establishment of the Loeb Classical Library, the bilingual publication series founded by James Loeb. She will examine Loeb’s motivations for creating the series and their relationship to his collecting.

Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas will moderate a conversation after the two presentations.

This event accompanies the exhibition A World within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection, on view through May 7, 2023.

The galleries will be open until 5pm. You are encouraged to view the exhibition either before or after the event.

Free admission, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Krystle Brown


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Harvard Art Museums
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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