Live music by Seismic Strings

Seismic Strings
October 8, 2016 -
12:00pm1:30pm

An interesting aspect of historical research into the music of the 17th century is to discover who was influenced by whom, how music traveled, and how music relates to other art forms. There are many parallels between the works of the brothers Le Nain, and the music of Lully, Charpentier, and others who pervaded the stages of the time.

Invisible Cities: Urban Environments in Ancient Egypt

September 24, 2016 -
2:00pm3:30pm

Ancient Egypt has been called a “civilization without cities,” a characterization echoed in the so-called “town problem” some have seen for Egyptian archaeology and history. Although cities were central and critical to Mesopotamian and Graeco-Roman civilizations, the Egyptians seem to have followed a different urban paradigm. Linguistically, the Egyptian language contains few words that can be translated as “city” or “town;” textually urbanism is rarely mentioned. By contrast, archaeologically we have numerous remains of settlements of various sizes and characteristics.

Panel Discussion: "The Mystery of the Brothers Le Nain"

Le Nain, "Three Men and a Boy", ca. 1640-1645
October 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

Active in Paris during the mid-seventeenth century, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu Le Nain created some of the most beautiful and enigmatic works of art. They lived together, shared a studio, and worked in such an incredibly interwoven manner that, three hundred years later, the question of which brother created which painting continues to fascinate art historians.

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