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

Lucretia painting by Joos van Cleve
January 6, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

At an art museum, we may look at a painting and sometimes wonder, "what is going on?" The tales told through art are sometimes esoteric in nature and require some 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.

January 6, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Jim Kohn

Houghton Hall
January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Ellen Harden

Houghton Hall exterior view
January 6, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

January 6, 2015 - 1:00pm

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