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Fred Eversley and His Contemporaries: Light & Space & Energy in Post-War Art

September 21, 2017
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September 21, 2017 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

Dr. John T. Spike will give an illustrated lecture focused on Fred Eversley’s fascinating career and his contemporaries in the Light and Space and Minimalism movements in the 1960s, especially Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Richard Diebenkorn. This lecture is given in conjunction with our current exhibition, Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.

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The Ancient Art of Scholars’ Rocks

July 13, 2017
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July 13, 2017 | Kemin Hu | 6 PM Lecture in the Sheridan Gallery

During this lecture Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on Scholars’ rocks, will discuss the philosophy, types, and connoisseurship of these special stones, as well as their reception in the Western world. Kemin Hu gained appreciation of Scholars’ stones through her father, a noted connoisseur of Chinese antiquities. She has become a recognized authority on Scholars’ rocks through her long career as a dealer, collector and author, educating the world on these unique objects. Kemin Hu’s personal collection of Scholars’ stones is one of the finest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. It is the result of a lifetime of collection based on stringent, high-level criteria. Considering both the care taken to assemble this collection and the demand among collectors for high-quality stones in modern China, it would be impossible to duplicate it today. Kemin Hu is the author of several books on the subject, including Modern Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, Scholars’ Rocks in Ancient China: the Suyuan Stone Catalogue, The Spirit of Gongshi and The Romance of Scholars’ Stones and Spirit Stones: The Ancient Art of the Scholar’s Rocks.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Muscarelle Museum of Art and the William & Mary Confucius Institute held in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Bones of the Earth: Scholars’ Rocks and the Natural World in Chinese Culture, Selections from the Robert Turvene Collection.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Parking is available in the Jamestown and Phi Beta Kappa lot adjacent to the Museum.

For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.

A Personal Tour to ‘The Art & Science of Connoisseurship’

April 20, 2017
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April 20, 2017 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM 

Now on view in the downstairs Sheridan Gallery, The Art & Science of Connoisseurship casts an expert eye at six recent acquisitions for the Muscarelle Museum of Art’s permanent collection. These paintings by an outstanding group of artists — Agnolo Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Peter Lely, Peter Paul Rubens and Paul Cèzanne — represent several centuries of achievement, ranging in date from 1529 to 1866. In his illustrated lecture, Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will be our guide through this fascinating show devoted to the pinnacles and pitfalls in the identification of these previously misattributed works of art. Dr. Spike will be filling in for our previously announced speaker, his friend Marco Grassi, renowned art restorer, who will speak at a future date.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.

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Botticelli’s Friends and Rivals

March 16, 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Small Hall, Room 110 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art

Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will present an illustrated lecture comparing the paintings of Botticelli to his famous Florentine contemporaries, including Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

Small Hall, Room 110 (300 Ukrop Way; behind the Museum)

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VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE

March 13, 2017
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Purchase our bestselling Botticelli and the Search for the Divine exhibition catalogue HERE!  SOLD OUT.  Posters are still available!

The Restless Genius of Botticelli (1445-1510) | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series

February 16, 2017
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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 museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

Andrews Hall, Room 101 (605 Jamestown Road; next door to Museum)

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