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Member Tour: African Ancestry in European Art

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Examine the painting of Giulia de Medici by Jacopo Pontormo, which includes the first portrait of a child of African ancestry in European Art with Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art. This portrait is one of the critical documents for the study of the roles of peoples of African ancestry in Renaissance Europe.

Member Tour: Crowning Glory: Art of the Americas

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

In the ancient Americas, heads and their decoration were signifiers of identity and affiliation. Join Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff, Jr., Assiciate Curator of the Arts of the Americas 1200 BCE-1500 CE, and Angie Elliott, William B. Ziff, Jr. Senior Conservator of Objects, as they discuss working with the fascinating materials found in pre-Columbian art.

Member Tour: Materials and Making: The Rare Bindings of Henry Walters

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

From shimmering lacquer to delicate silk embroidery, book bindings are often works of art in their own right. Led by Abigail Quandt, Head of Book and Paper Conservation; Cathie Magee, Mellon Fellow in Book Conservation; and Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, this tour will highlight the decorative aspects of binding materials. Registration is required.

Member Tour: Engaging in the Galleries

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Join Education Coordinators Colleen Oyler and Annie Bobbitt as they lead a tour to explore out-of-the-box ways of interacting with our collection. This is a unique opportunity to engage with art through hands-on experiences in the galleries.