January 28 – April 29, 2019
UAMA members are invited to attend an exclusive lecture series with Curator of Exhibitions Olivia Miller.
Lectures will be held on Mondays on the dates below and last from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Each will provide an overview of a major movement in art history and include a special viewing of objects from the Museum’s permanent collection.
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January 28 | The Dawn of the Renaissance
The early modern period in Europe was a time of great innovation and imagination. In this lecture we will explore the functions of art and patronage and what gave rise to this era of creative energy. In addition, we will see how ideas were transferred and manifested differently throughout the continent. Members will have the exclusive opportunity to see original engravings and woodcuts from UAMA’s permanent collection by Renaissance masters Albrecht Dürer, Hendrik Goltzius and Lucas Cranach.
February 25 | Saints, Sinners & Heroes: An Introduction to Baroque Art
Often characterized by dramatic movement, lighting and subject matter, artwork from the Baroque era can be just as quiet and restrained. This talk will shed light on how the Counter-Reformation movement affected artistic outcomes and how artists incorporated the “dramatic” in different ways. Members will get to experience works by Baroque masters Jusepe de Ribera, Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt van Rijn.
March 25 | The Neoclassical Spirit
In this lecture we will explore the Neoclassical Age, where The French Academy – partially inspired by the rediscovery of the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum – encouraged artists to yet again turn to ancient Rome for intellectual and artistic inspiration. We will have works by Canaletto and Giovanni Batista Piranesi on view for this lecture.
May 6 | The Age of Romanticism
The spring lecture series ends with a talk on the ways that nature – with its extreme power, overwhelming beauty, and ability to instill both fear and awe – inspired artists during the 19th century. In contrast to Enlightenment views on rationality and order, Romanticism focused on the individuality of the artist, imagination, and the combined beauty and terror of the sublime. Members will have the exclusive opportunity to view prints by Francisco Goya, Henry Fuseli and Eugène Delacroix.