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Adult Education Lecture Series
September 27 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
Fall Adult Education Lecture Series: Art and the Church
Sept. 27, Linda Wolk-Simon, The Role of Art in the Counter-Reformation
Most recently director and chief curator of Fairfield University Art Museum, and prior to that a long-time curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, Dr. Wolk-Simon curated the acclaimed exhibition “The Holy Name. Art of the Gesú: Bernini and His Age,” which charted the foundation narratives of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and their mother church in Rome, the Gesù, through the presentation of major loans from the church and some 20 American public and private collections.
She will show some images from her exhibition and explain how art played a role in the Counter-Reformation and the mission of the resurgent Church. Our lecturer has published several articles in such journals as Apollo, the Burlington Magazine, and MASTER DRAWINGS, and has authored numerous essays exhibition catalogues, including Art of the Gesù–“the most important book on the subject in any language,” according to renowned Jesuit scholar John O’Malley–of which she was the editor and principal author.