The Canyoneers 8 a.m., Nov. 20
Linda Blair Lectures: Jan Van Eyck
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library welcomes back art historian Linda Blair with a new lecture series, Dreams and Enchantment: Jan van Eyck. The three-part Thursday evening lecture series is designed to transport us to an otherworldly realm of noble knights and dreaming ladies, caparisoned steeds, and fairy-tale castle--all our reveries of the Arthurian knightly dream--in short, to 15th century Burgundy and the last glow of late medieval art. November 14: Burgundy, Chivalrous Ideals, and Van Eyck’s Paintings Burgundy, a tiny sliver of land, politically powerless but made persuasive as one of the most romantic, poetic, and refined of all the European courts, was so elegant it was slavishly emulated across Europe. It elevated the ideals of knightly cultur--art, architecture, costuming, pageantry, tournaments, courtly ritual--captured in Van Eyck’s luminous paintings.
- When: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Cost: $14 - $19