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Art in Florence: Fra Angelico, Radical Monks, and a Bonfire of Vanities
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Art in Florence: Fra Angelico, Radical Monks, and a Bonfire of Vanities

Jones Gallery curator, Sarah Jones, presents the third talk in a summer-long lecture series on Art in Florence. Tonight Sarah shares her favourite place to visit in Florence: the Dominican convent of San Marco. We will discuss the work and impact of two of its most famous inhabitants from the Renaissance period - artist Fra Angelico and radical preacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola. Sarah will look at Fra Angelico’s remarkable fresco cycle inside San Marco. We will then turn to Savonarola’s radical teachings, influence over Florence, and his (fiery) legacy.

Each lecture in the Art in Florence series is a stand-alone talk. No previous attendance or Florence-knowledge necessary!

Art history lectures at Jones Gallery are free and open to the public. Donations to support the ongoing lecture series are gratefully accepted by not required.

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Art in Florence: Michelangelo's David
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Art in Florence: Michelangelo's David

Jones Gallery curator, Sarah Jones, presents the fourth talk in a summer-long lecture series on Art in Florence. Tonight Sarah discusses Michelangelo and the significance of his most well-known sculpture.

Each lecture in the Art in Florence series is a stand-alone talk. No previous attendance or Florence-knowledge necessary!

Art history lectures at Jones Gallery are free and open to the public. Donations to support the ongoing lecture series are gratefully accepted by not required.

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ART IN FLORENCE: A Brief Introduction to the Early Renaissance, Museums and Churches in Florence + What to See in a City of Plentiful Art
Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

ART IN FLORENCE: A Brief Introduction to the Early Renaissance, Museums and Churches in Florence + What to See in a City of Plentiful Art

Join Jones Gallery Curator Sarah Jones in this introduction to art in Florence. She will explain Florence’s pivotal role in early Renaissance, introduce some of its most influential artists, and talk about how and where to find the truly interesting bits in a city full of interesting bits. 

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Why Notre Dame Matters
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Why Notre Dame Matters

A tribute to the still-standing Notre Dame and an explanation of why it serves as a captivating example of French Gothic architecture.

Lecture presented by Jones Gallery curator Sarah Jones, who has visited Paris and Notre Dame many times and, like the rest of the world, watched the events of April 15th unfold with dread. Here's to Paris ❤.

Art history lectures at Jones Gallery are open to the public. Donations to support the ongoing Lecture Series are gratefully accepted.

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Michelangelo and Julius II
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Michelangelo and Julius II

Join gallery curator Sarah Jones as we look at the tumultuous relationship between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II. The ideas of the High Renaissance, Moses with horns, and a ceiling.


Art history lectures at Jones Gallery are free and open to the public. Donations to support the ongoing lecture series are gratefully accepted by not required.

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Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights

We'll take a close look at Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych in this art history talk with gallery curator, Sarah Jones. 

Gambolling sinners engaging in orgiastic fantasies, strange and exotic animals, a hellish landscape with bewildering and nightmares figures. Oh boy. We’ll talk about the range of interpretations art historians have posited for this enigmatic work, and also more broadly about Bosch’s role in the Northern Renaissance.

Just a bit of garden-variety debauchery to get us through the winter.

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