February 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Andrews Hall, Room 101 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art
In this illustrated lecture, Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will guide the audience through the historic exhibition, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities on view at the Muscarelle Museum of Art through April 5.
For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-221-2731.
Andrews Hall, Room 101 (605 Jamestown Road; next door to Museum)
The Third Thursday Lecture Series is presented by
Classical Precedents and Creative Invenzione in Italian Renaissance Architecture | Selected Topics in Architecture
Monday, February 13 | 6 PM
David Brashear, Architectural Historian
Classical Precedents and Creative Invenzione in Italian Renaissance Architecture
The concept of rustication was formally introduced into the palette of Renaissance architecture by Sebastiano Serlio in 1537 through the publication of the first book of his architectural treatise. Serlio’s inclusion of rustication was a reflection of both antique precedent and the work of a range of important Renaissance architects. This lecture will explore the interrelated efforts of Serlio and the architectural production of Giulio Romano in Mantua and Jacopo Sansovino in Venice that collectively marked an inflection point in the use of rustication in architecture and served as guideposts to a broadened architectural framework that would be used by others as the Italian Renaissance continued to press ahead.
Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.
November 17, 2016 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM |
Assistant Director and Chief Curator Dr. John T. Spike will preview the upcoming exhibition Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities. Through his lecture, Dr. Spike will illustrate and discuss the importance of the many highlights of the show, which will include the most paintings by Botticelli ever exhibited in America. The theme of this historic show will be the transformation of Florentine Renaissance painting during the patronage of the Medici dynasty which led unexpectedly yet directly to the tumultuous Bonfire of the Vanities. Presented by EVB.
November 3, 2016 | Session 1: 9 AM to Noon, Session 2: 2 PM to 5 PM |
Interested in learning more about William & Mary’s Brafferton Indian School? The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to host a day-long symposium, titled Reflections on Virginia’s Colonial Indian School: The Brafferton at the College of William & Mary, held in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School. The symposium will consist of scholarly presentations by William & Mary faculty and Colonial Williamsburg staff. Additionally, student posters will highlight ongoing research on the Brafferton Indian School. The symposium is free and open to faculty and students at the College, as well as the general public. For more information, please contact Sydney Stewart at email@example.com. Click here for Brafferton Symposium Schedule.
Future Environmental Challenges Facing the Commonwealth | The Honorable Molly Ward | First Tuesday Lecture Series
November 1, 2016 | 6 PM
The Honorable Molly Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources will be speaking about the future environmental challenges facing the Commonwealth, including sea level rise, the Clean Power Plan and the Chesapeake Bay TDML. This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the College of William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health.
Just Announced: Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities to Open February 2017
Read the full Business Wire article here.
Commonwealth’s Efforts to Address Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay TMDL | Elizabeth Andrews and Peggy Sanner | First Tuesday Lecture Series
October 4, 2016 | 6 PM
Elizabeth Andrews, Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, and Peggy Sanner, Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be speaking about the Commonwealth’s current efforts to address sea level rise and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the College of William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.