Christine Kondoleon has been the George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2001. She was formerly the curator of ancient art at the Worcester Art Museum (1995–2001). In addition to her curatorial work, she is the author of numerous publications, including Aphrodite and the Gods of Love (MFA: Boston, 2011) Domestic and Divine: Roman Mosaics of the House of Dionysos (Cornell University Press, 1995); and Art of Late Rome and Byzantium (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1994).
Cy Twombly: Making Past Present
In 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced their plan for a survey of Cy Twombly’s artwork alongside selections from their permanent ancient Greek and Roman collection. The survey was postponed due to the lockdowns necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, but was revived in 2022 with a presentation at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from August 2 through October 30. In 2023, the exhibition will arrive at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The curator for the exhibition, Christine Kondoleon, and Kate Nesin, author of Cy Twombly’s Things (2014) and advisor for the show, speak with Gagosian director Mark Francis about the origin of the exhibition and the aesthetic and poetic resonances that give the show its title: Making Past Present.