Sunday, October 12, 2014
02:00 PM–04:00 PM
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This lecture will look at the Helen of Troy triptych from a curatorial and conservation standpoint. At the end of the program, conservators and curators will lead a guided look at the first of the three panels, whose treatment was recently completed. This is a special opportunity for visitors to get a very close and in-depth look at an intriguing and unusual piece of the collection.
Schedule of Presentations
“Decorating with Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace near Venice”
Professor Jaynie Anderson, Herald Chair of Fine Arts and Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne
With an introduction by Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Walters Art Museum
“Making and Preserving a Myth: The Painting Technique and Conservation of the Walters’ Helen of Troy”
Eric Gordon, Head of Painting Conservation, Walters Art Museum
Megan Berkey, Samuel H. Kress Paintings Conservation Fellow, Walters Art Museum
Following the presentations, discussion will continue in the Knight’s Hall, where the recently conserved Helen of Troy panel has been installed.
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The Story of Helen Panels: Examining the Walters' Monumental 15th- century Spalliera Series
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture program was formerly listed as Decorating With Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace Near Venice.
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum)
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Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall
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Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book, "Stand Up Straight and Sing!" Tickets $25 (includes one book).
Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.
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Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries.