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An Introduction to the Angelic Friar
May 20, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
In 1993 Dr. William Hood published a landmark book on the Dominican friar Fra Angelico who transformed the history of western art with his breathtaking paintings. 25 years later, William Hood returned to Fra Angelico with a major contribution to the catalogue for the 2018 exhibition Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In this presentation, Dr. Hood shares his unique perspectives on this beloved artist. Hood taught art history at Oberlin College from 1974 through 2007, where he held the endowed Mildred C. Jay professorship in art history. He is currently teaching art history seminars at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. His research interests center around Italian Renaissance art, as well as the art of 17th and 18th century France, Italy, and Spain.