Concerts & Lectures
DINNER & LECTURE
“Albrecht Dürer: Christian Anthropology and the Printed Image” by Mitchell Merback, Ph.D.
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Admission: $25 for general admission, $20 for WCMFA Members
Mitchell Merback is Professor of the History of Art and co-director of the Medicine, Science and Humanities program at Johns Hopkins University. Specializing in northern European art of the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation periods, he is the author of The Thief, the Cross and the Wheel: Pain and the Spectacle of Punishment in Medieval and Renaissance Europe (Reaktion Books, 1999); Pilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria (University of Chicago Press, 2013); and Perfection’s Therapy: An Essay on Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I (Zone Books, 2017), as well as articles in journals such as The Art Bulletin, Art History, and Renaissance Quarterly. A recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, the Clark Art Institute, the American Academy in Berlin, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he is currently investigating the role of recognition as a motif and metatheme in Christian imagery. Another project in development, Radical German Renaissance: Art, Dissent, and Freedom in the Era of Reform, examines the work of the brothers Sebald and Barthel Beham, painter-printmakers whose lives and art intersected with the radical religious movements of the early Reformation.
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: $5 per person (children 2 years and under free)
Great for the kids!
“Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints” by Robert Baldwin, Ph.D.
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
Since 1985, Robert Baldwin has been teaching at Connecticut College. His courses and research interests cover European art from the late Middle Ages through the Nineteenth Century with a focus on painting and prints. In an academic world rewarding specialists, he is more of a generalist, with main thematic interests in gender, nature, and music. He has created three, unpublished anthologies of primary texts in these areas. Published articles and a few hundred unpublished essays can be found on his website: www.socialhistoryofart.com.
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Admission: $35 for the general public, $30 for WCMFA Members
Join us for the 10 year anniversary of Thomas Pandolfi’s performances at the WCMFA! Reception to follow.