Friday, November 22nd, 2019
The African Meeting House was built in 1806 to house the first African Baptist Church of Boston (a.k.a. First Independent Baptist Church) and it is now the oldest extant black church building in America. In addition to serving as a spiritual center for the community, the African Meeting House was the chief cultural, educational, and political nexus of Boston’s black community.
Ancient Nubia Now:
Rita Freed RFreed@mfa.org
Join Rita E. Freed, the John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair, Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, to explore the magnificent and mysterious ancient kingdoms of Nubia, including Kerma (2400–1550 BCE), Napata (800–300 BCE), and Meroe (300 BCE–300 CE). The Nubians controlled vast empires and trade networks, and their artists and craftspeople produced magnificent jewelry, pottery, metalwork, furniture, and sculpture. Learn about the MFA’s collection, the largest and most important outside Khartoum, during the museum’s first major exhibition featuring Nubia.