August 12, 5:30 pm – by Diana McDonald, Ph.D., Boston College
Tickets @: https://conta.cc/3y1kzks
Seating is limited. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is our foremost encyclopedic museum in the US, and just celebrated its 150th year in existence. Dr. McDonald worked at the museum in various departments and capacities and will tell us the backstories of the Egyptian Department and the opening of the spectacular Temple of Dendur; the complex history of the stunning art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas wing, and other highlights of the museum’s fantastic collection, including the Impressionist painting collection and her work on the Ancient Near Eastern Department’s reinstallation.
August 26, 5:30 pm – by Diana McDonald, Ph.D., Boston College & Rebecca Black, MIT
by Marina Oborotova. Ph.D., President, CFIS-AIA
Lecture series Great Museums of the US & the World is part of the Albuquerque International Association program Arts & Cultures around the World. Beginning with August 2021, we will take ABQ citizens on an exciting, eye opening “trips” to the great museums in the US, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe.
The series will cover a diverse range of collections – new & old, encyclopedic & specialized, big & small – on four different continents. We will feature Asian art in US, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, India, Taiwan, Middle Eastern collections in Egypt & Iraq, Hispanic – in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Brazil; European in Russia & France, Afro-American collections in US & Brazil, Native-American art in US Southwest, as well as some of the new museums in the US, such as the San Francisco MOMA and Crystal Bridges in Arkansas.