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Up Close Tour: Athena at the Athenæum

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to register
Members: Free | Visitors: Free with admission ($10)

Up Close Tour: Athena at the Athenæum

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.

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To request real-time captions for this event, please contact Hannah Weisman at or 617-720-7617 no fewer than four business days prior to the event.