Art Study Center Seminar—Neither Icon nor Trinket: On Learning to Love Terracotta Figurines

By Harvard Art Museums

Ancient Greece and Rome had more than just gleaming marble. Join us to explore the colorful and playful world of clay figurines.

Crouching figure with beard and bald head, with a mottled light brown surface.
Friday, March 24 11am – 12pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the museum staff entrance, and be prepared to present a photo ID.

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

Registration required

  • Specific dates
Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, March 24…

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at this link.



  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

The staff entrance is located next to the museums’ loading dock, at 480 Broadway Street. More details about where to meet inside the museums will be emailed shortly after registration.

Wheelchair accessible.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.

Additional information

If the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of the ancient Mediterranean is gleaming marble, join us for a fresh view of Greece and Rome through close looking at small terracotta figurines. Held in conjunction with the exhibition A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection, this Art Study Center Seminar will offer insights into why small, broken, and humble figurines were chosen to be the stars of our show.