Lisa Small, Brooklyn Museum Senior Curator of European Art, gives a brief overview of the history of fashion, and how the creations of contemporary designers like Iris van Herpen at once continue and disrupt many of the traditions of haute couture.
Drawing from historical events depicted in the exhibition Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art, University of Vermont History Professor Dr. Mark A. Stoler discusses why, when it comes to American history, our common knowledge is more myth than fact.
June 16, 2017 Horchow Auditorium
Image: Paul Revere, after Henry Pelham, The Bloody Massacre, 1770, hand-colored engraving, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1943
Explore masterpieces of Mexican modern art with Dr. Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA and the organizing curator for México 1900-1950. Dr. Arteaga discusses key themes in the exhibition, which documents an artistic renaissance in Mexico through painting, sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking.
Dr. Melissa Aaron, Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cal Poly Pomona, looks at the genesis of J. K. Rowling's magical creatures through the medieval bestiary, or "book of beasts." Aaron discusses medieval and Renaissance depictions of these creatures and their adaptation for the Potterverse, including the new Fantastic Beasts film.
Dr. C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the varied attitudes toward the visual arts during the height of the European Middle Ages with an emphasis on the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries.
Medieval illuminated manuscripts were deeply personal projects made entirely by hand, treasured by their owners, and preserved in monastic, royal, private, and eventually public libraries across the centuries. Dr. Danielle Joyner, Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History at Southern Methodist University, takes a closer look at these richly decorated objects and discovers how they were made and used.
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