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Antiquities Circle Lecture: A Tribute to Dr. Richard E. and Mrs. Mary B. Perry


  • Sunday
  • January 27, 2019
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm



Seth D. Pevnick, Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, has accepted a position as Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he will begin an exciting new chapter in his career in March, 2019. As sad as we are to see him go, we are so very happy for Seth and wish him only success in this new opportunity to work for one of the United States’ great fine arts museums, with an outstanding antiquities collection. In this farewell lecture, Seth will speak about the antiquities collection of the late Dr. Richard E. and Mrs. Mary B. Perry, recently bequeathed to the Museum. Comprising 20 objects in all, the Perry Collection includes several of the finest Etruscan bronze figurines and ceramic bucchero vessels at the Tampa Museum of Art. Together with their endowment for a curator of Greek and Roman art, the Perry Collection ensures that visitors to the Tampa Museum of Art will always have the opportunity to engage directly with the world of classical antiquity.

As we reflect on Seth’s ten-year career with the Museum, we thank him for his great contributions to the field, the profession, and to the Tampa Museum of Art as the Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, as Chief Curator, and from July of 2014 through April of 2015 as Interim Director.

Let’s all share our best wishes and congratulations with Seth.  We will miss him, but know his contributions will not be diminished nor forgotten.  He has been a blessing to us all.

Lectures are offered free to Museum Members and Students. Lecture admission is $5 for Not-Yet-Members. Join us for a small reception at 1:30p, lecture begins at 2p in the Dickey Family Lecture Hall.

This lecture is no longer taking registrations


Questions? Email the Education Department or call us at 813.421.6631.

Image Caption: Statuette of Hercle (Herakles/Hercules). Etruscan, 3rd century BC. Bronze (cast). Collection of Dr. Richard E. and Mrs. Mary B. Perry