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.
Sonya Clark weaves the rich material and visual culture of African American history into insightful narratives about the lasting legacy of slavery and oppression. Clark discusses her process and work on view in MATRIX 184.
The Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art is generously supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.