Metropolitan Museum of Art: Behind the Scenes

Diana McDonald, Ph.D. August 12, 2021, 5:30 pm

Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE Wyoming & Carmel, N of Paseo


The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is our foremost encyclopedic museum in the US, and just celebrated its 150th year in existence. Dr. McDonald worked at the museum in various departments and capacities and will tell us the backstories of the Egyptian Department and the opening of the spectacular Temple of Dendur; the complex history of the stunning art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas wing, and other highlights of the museum’s fantastic collection, including the Impressionist painting collection and her work on the Ancient Near Eastern Department’s reinstallation.


Dr. Diana McDonald is an art historian and lecturer, retired from Boston College. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts from Harvard University and Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she concentrated in ancient Near Eastern and Pre-Columbian art. She worked at The Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Indonesian National Museum in Jakarta, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and other preeminent organizations. Dr. McDonald’s lectures on ‘30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World’ can be found on The Great Courses.


Tickets: $12 if you pay in advance online at

 $15/ at the door (cash and check only).  Students (under 30) with ID – Free.


5:30PM Thu 12 Aug 2021, Mountain timezone


Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE Wyoming & Carmel

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