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Up Close Tour: Athena at the Athenaeum

July 24, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

$10

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context.

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Clive Martin for a discussion of the Goddess of Wisdom’s presence in our library and her place in the ancient world,  focusing on the towering sculptures of Athena and Sophocles and the monumental head of Zeus that grace the Athenæum’s first floor.

Details

Date:
July 24, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/6600/close-tour-athena-athenaeum

Venue

Boston Athenæum
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
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Phone:
857-210-6973

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.