Docent Lecture: Breaking the Code: Hidden Meanings and Secret Messages in Art, by Victoria Kirby

Birth salver painting on wood panel by Lorenzo di Niccolo

Lorenzo di Niccolo, Desco da parto (birth salver), with Justice on the reverse, ca. 1380–1400. Tempera on wood panel. Gift of the Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Foundation, 78.78

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Florence Gould Theater

 A fascinating guide to the iconography—symbols, attributes, and allegories—that artists have used to identify their subjects, illustrate stories, and communicate deeper meanings.

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Free after museum admission. No reservations.

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