Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: "All that Glitters is... Gold, Silver, and Luxury Objects in the MFA"

Date & Time

Dec. 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Gold and silver appear everywhere, as coinage, statuary, and smaller luxury objects. But what else expresses value? Purple dye, bronze, and porcelain, all possessed equal or similar significance to its “glittery” counterparts during various periods of time. Take a closer look at a selection of works related to this theme with graduate student lecturer, Alex Yen. We will explore the wider concept of luxury and value, the lasting and various applications of gold and silver in different cultures, and its use in art and material culture.