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Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Charlotte Read

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
January 23, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn (ca. 1505–1506) features an unidentified blond-haired sitter and epitomizes the beauty of Raphael’s female portraits during his Florentine period. The presentation will explore the possible identity of the subject, as well as the painting’s distinct iconography, including the unicorn she holds in her lap.

Docent Lecture: Docent Lecture: "The World of Jane Austen: Art and Culture in 18th and 19th Century Britain", by Kathryn Zupsic

Lawrence, Mary, Countess of Plymouth, ca. 1817
January 31, 2016 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Explore the era of beloved English novelist Jane Austen through the arts, from the paintings of Gainsborough and Reynolds to the elegant Georgian townhouses of Bath and the fashions of the day.

Docent Lecture: "What's the Story? Secular and Religious Narratives from the FAMSF Collection", by Jim Kohn

van Cleve, Lucretia, 15th–16th century
January 23, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

At an art museum, we may look at a painting and wonder, "What is going on?" The tales told through art are sometimes esoteric and require decoding. This lecture gives fascinating insights into the stories told in art from the classical period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and into the 19th and 20th centuries. Come hear the stories behind the pictures.

Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Alfred Escoffier

Berthouville Treasure
January 10, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

In 1830, a French farmer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, accidentally discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity. The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure.

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Jim Kohn

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January 10, 2016 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker, Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition includes displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Julia Geist

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January 5, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker, Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Jim Kohn

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December 12, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker, Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

Docent Lecture: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking", by Gretchen Turner

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December 6, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker, Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

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