Christopher Atkins, Director of the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explains Rembrandt’s powerful observational techniques in the context of the painting Titus in a Monk’s Habit, on loan to the Wadsworth from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
5pm reception and gallery viewing, 6pm lecture
The slaying of young Jane McCrea marked a fundamental turn in the American Revolution. Paul Staiti, Alumnae professor of art history at Mount Holyoke College, offers fresh perspectives about this legendary event and the enduring fascination with McCrea, based on John Vanderlyn’s 1804 oil painting of the violent scene, now held in the Wadsworth’s collection.
Pictured: John Vanderlyn (American, 1775-1852), The Murder of Jane McCrea, 1804, Oil on canvas.
Join a docent and discover what happens when food and art collide. Then work with youth from Forge City Works to make art that looks good enough to eat. In collaboration with Forge City Works. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.
ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
Ask About Art
Eyes on Art Family Tour
Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.
Enjoy fascinating conversation about dining customs across cultures with culinary historian Jessica Harris, designer Thomas Jayne, educator David Dangremond, and curator Brandy Culp. In conjunction with the exhibition Savor.
Co-sponsored with the Design and Decorative Arts Council at the Wadsworth.