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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  

Art serves many purposes. In the late Medieval and Renaissance, the Church used art to beautifully illustrate prayer books, to adorn places of worship and signify status, and to strike against the Protestant Reformation.   

The Adult Christian Education Committee announces a series of three informal lectures-discussions on aspects on how art deepened spirituality, edified, pleased, and reflected power  during late Medieval times and the Reformation. Three highly noted art historians join us to discuss their specialties and perspectives. We meet via Zoom on Sunday mornings. The link is provided in advance for each session.

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.  


September 27
9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
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Jeff Shayne
62 E. 92nd St.


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