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.

This lecture was presented with the generous support of Bernard and Elizabeth Cormier.

Caravaggio in Exile

Forced to leave Rome after killing Ranuccio Tomassoni, Caravaggio fled first to Naples, then to Malta and Sicily. Jones Gallery curator Sarah Jones looks at Caravaggio’s late works, completed while in exile between 1606 and his death in 1610.

Hieronymus Bosch & The Garden of Earthly Delights

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 hellscape with bewildering and nightmarish figures. Oh boy. We also 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.

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

Lecture presented on January 16, 2019.