Conference on six Cycladic objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 18

NEW YORK – The annual Cycladic Lecture – Six Cycladic Objects: Movement, Representation and Identity in the Third Millennium BCE, will be presented by Michael J. Boyd in the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on Friday, November 18 from 4-5 p.m.

Michael J. Boyd is Senior Research Affiliate, Center for Scientific and Technological Research in Archeology and Culture, The Cyprus Institute, and Research Affiliate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

An archaeologist and scholar, Boyd will explore how the Cyclades, a group of islands in the Aegean Sea, formed the arena in which a fundamental transformation of human society took place in the middle of the third millennium BCE, the effects of which may yet to be traced today. .

Through six Cycladic objects, participants will discover how recent excavations on the island of Keros have transformed our understanding of the period and gain insight into the fundamental role of Keros and the wider Cyclades at one of the most important turning points. of human history: the beginning of the first global information age.

The conference is free, but prior registration is required. Please note: For free programs, the Met generally over-records to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who register in advance, although registering in advance does not guarantee admission once the venue has reached capacity.

Use the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education entrance at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street.

This lecture was made possible by the Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art in Athens, Greece, in memory of its founder Dolly Goulandris.

Masks are recommended, but not required.

More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3E0eEBI.

Angela C. Hale