Date: 4:30pm EDT March 19
Dürer on the Museum
Kay Forston Chair in European Art,
University of Texas, at Austin
Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European Art History
Painted and carved portraits of Albrecht Dürer were displayed on the exterior and interior decorative programs of over 30 princely, state, and civic art museums during Europe’s great century of museum building. Dr. Smith will consider what these cycles say about the cult of this Nuremberg master, about the rise of a canon of great Renaissance and Baroque artists, about the cultural and political aspirations of these museums and their patrons, and about the writing of a history of art in the nineteenth century.