Calendar


October 30

5:30pm–7:00pm

Courses for Young Professionals: Rembrandt in Paint and Print

AT MOBIA

Rika Burnham, Head of Education, The Frick Collection, will teach a course on one of Rembrandt’s most revered prints, The Three Crosses, on view at the Museum of Biblical Art. Participants will examine and explore the rich dialogue between the master’s powerful imagery and his daring experimentation with technique.

Free. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

November 05

6:30pm

Lecture: Dürer’s Printed Passions

The greatest printmaker of his age, Albrecht Dürer often depicted the Passion in print and paint. In this lecture, Dr. Larry Silver, University of Pennsylvania, will examine the varied printed series of the Passion, including the Small Woodcut Passion, the Large Woodcut Passion, and the Engraved Passion, the last of which is on view in the exhibition. Because Dürer produced prints using woodcut and engraving, he developed new techniques within each medium, especially after his trip to Venice in 1505-7.

Free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

November 07

5:30pm–7:00pm

Courses for Young Professionals: From Flanders to Florence - Renaissance North and South

AT THE FRICK COLLECTION

When discussing the Renaissance, art historians have traditionally set up an opposition between Italian and Netherlandish painting. Focusing on specific examples, Olivia Powell, Associate Museum Educator, The Frick Collection, Nathaniel Prottas, Director of Education, MOBIA, and participants will examine this long-standing paradigm, exploring the ways these pictorial traditions align and diverge.

Free. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

November 12

6:30pm

Lecture: Giambattista to Giandomenico Tiepolo: from Tradition to Innovation in Christian Narrative

Though often regarded as merely a passive follower of his father Giambatista Tiepolo's art, Giandomenico in fact innovated in his own right. Nowhere does this surface better than in his series of almost two dozen engravings on the story of the holy family's Flight into Egypt. Altering a subject whose dramatic possibilities were almost downplayed in the history of painting, Giandomenico instead emphasized the wonder inherent in travel, the risks Mary and Joseph faced in protecting their infant son and the dangers they undertook when wandering into new lands. This, and more, will be discussed by Dr. William Barcham, Independent Scholar.

Free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

November 14

5:29pm–6:59pm

Courses for Young Professionals: From Flanders to Florence - Renaissance North and South

AT MOBIA

When discussing the Renaissance, art historians have traditionally set up an opposition between Italian and Netherlandish painting. Focusing on specific examples, Olivia Powell, Associate Museum Educator, The Frick Collection, Nathaniel Prottas, Director of Education, MOBIA, and participants will examine this long-standing paradigm, exploring the ways these pictorial traditions align and diverge.

Free. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

November 17

2:00pm–3:30pm

MOBIA Musings

MOBIA Musings, a free program for visitors with dementia and their care partners or family members, provides an opportunity to engage with works of art and with one another through guided looking, discussions, and activities. The program takes place on select Mondays from 2-3:30 pm when the Museum is closed to the public.

Free. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact (212) 408-8703 or access@mobia.org.

November 19

6:30pm–7:30pm

Curator Tour: ‘A Bible For Our Nation’

This tour, led by Dr. Liana Lupas, Curator of American Bible Society's Rare Bible Collection, will highlight the most significant books on display in the exhibition A Bible For Our Nation, including Scriptures in English, native American languages, or Spanish published by American Bible Society and Bibles donated to the Society’s Library by prominent Americans such as Elias Boudinot and Francis Scott Key.

Free. Reservations are not required but attendance is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

November 21

5:30pm–7:00pm

Courses for Young Professionals: From Flanders to Florence - Renaissance North and South

AT THE FRICK COLLECTION

When discussing the Renaissance, art historians have traditionally set up an opposition between Italian and Netherlandish painting. Focusing on specific examples, Olivia Powell, Associate Museum Educator, The Frick Collection, Nathaniel Prottas, Director of Education, MOBIA, and participants will examine this long-standing paradigm, exploring the ways these pictorial traditions align and diverge.

Free. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

December 03

5:30pm–7:00pm

Courses for Young Professionals: Sacred Seriality - The Serial Devotional Print

AT MOBIA

Explore the use of seriality in sacred imagery in Western traditions by studying works Albrecht Dürer and William Blake. Nathaniel Prottas, Ph.D., Director of Education, MOBIA, and students will discuss the role of serial images in spiritual contemplation and the role of printed materials in religious devotion more broadly.

Free. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

December 04

6:30pm–7:30pm

Conservator Tour: ‘A Bible For Our Nation’

Book conservator Clare Manias will discuss conservation treatments completed for the current exhibit A Bible for our Nation. Conservators often use the term “minimum intervention” when describing how they approach a treatment plan. Ms. Manias will demonstrate this idea using treatments undertaken for this exhibition as examples.

Free. Reservations are not required but attendance is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

December 10

6:30pm

Lecture: Rembrandt, Biblical Stories, and the Everyday

Rembrandt carefully observed the world around him, his family, people on the street, animals, and landscape. He captured people’s attitudes and emotions in abundant drawn sketches and prints. Dr. Nadine Orenstein, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will look at how Rembrandt’s study of the everyday informed his approach to biblical narratives.

Free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

December 15

2:00pm–3:30pm

MOBIA Musings

MOBIA Musings, a free program for visitors with dementia and their care partners or family members, provides an opportunity to engage with works of art and with one another through guided looking, discussions, and activities. The program takes place on select Mondays from 2-3:30 pm when the Museum is closed to the public.

Free. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact (212) 408-8703 or access@mobia.org.

December 27

1:00pm–2:30pm

Winter Break Printmaking Workshop for Children Ages 6-13

Join MOBIA for an exploration of the print exhibition, learn about print-making, and then make your own prints inspired by what you’ve seen in the galleries. Materials are provided.

Free. Registration is not required.

January 05

2:00pm–3:30pm

MOBIA Musings

MOBIA Musings, a free program for visitors with dementia and their care partners or family members, provides an opportunity to engage with works of art and with one another through guided looking, discussions, and activities. The program takes place on select Mondays from 2-3:30 pm when the Museum is closed to the public.

Free. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact (212) 408-8703 or access@mobia.org.

January 08

6:30pm

Lecture: Expressions of Faith: Twentieth-Century German Prints

Dr. Eric Zafran, MOBIA Consulting Curator, will discuss one of the highlights of Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, the series of hand colored woodcuts by the 20th–century German artist Max Pechstein for The Lord’s Prayer of 1921. This serves to draw attention to the movement of German Expressionists, who combined influences from Renaissance masters, such as Dürer, and art from the South Seas. Their subject matter during the period before and after the First World War contained much social and political imagery, but several of these masters were drawn to powerful, graphic religious images.

Free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

February 21

9:00am–5:00pm

Material/Immaterial: A Symposium on Fifteenth-Century Sculpture

During this one day symposium, nine speakers will engage issues around Renaissance sculpture. These talks will both enrich the understanding of the objects on display in Sculpture in the Age of Donatello and of the artists who created them, and also broaden the show’s horizons to encompass other chapters of the history of fifteenth-century Italian sculpture.

Symposia are open and free to the public. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

February 26

6:29pm

Lecture: Dr. Michael Cole, Columbia University

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

March 06

6:00pm–7:30pm

The Contemplative Look

The Contemplative Look provides a space for extended engagement with a single work of art.

Programs occur after hours and are free to the public. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants.

 

 

 

To register, please email education@mobia.org with Contemplative Look and date in the subject line.

March 18

6:00pm–7:30pm

Seminar: Taking Positions - Marble Sculpture and the Viewer

In this seminar, participants will discuss the many strategies that sculptors at Florence Cathedral adopted—and often pioneered—to engage their viewers. The seminar is conceived as a series of conversations around individual objects, with special attention to the marble works on exhibit by Donatello, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. It will be led by Peter Jonathan Bell from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Daniel Zolli, Sculpture in the Age of Donatello guest co-curator.

Seminars are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Registration is required.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration will be available beginning January 1, 2015.

March 19

6:30pm

Lecture: Daniel Zolli, Guest Co-Curator

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

April 09

7:30pm

Concert: O Rosa Bella - Music from Donatello’s Florence

This concert marks MOBIA's first collaboration with Sonnambula. For this concert, Sonnambula will celebrate Florentine artists with a program of 15th-century Italian instrumental music and art song from the courts and cathedrals of Florence, Padua, and beyond. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition after hours from 6:30-7:30 pm prior to the concert.

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 212-408-1500. Prices: $40/$30/$15 (full/member/student). All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges once tickets have been purchased.

Concert Tickets will be available beginning January 1, 2015.

April 14

6:00pm–7:30pm

Interwoven Narratives: The Sculptural Program of the Cathedral of Florence

Featuring Dr. Veronica White of Columbia University, this seminar will consider the development of the Cathedral's sculptural program and its impact on contemporary viewers in Renaissance Florence. Focusing on several sculptures featured in MOBIA's exhibition, we will discuss each work's technique, subject, and original placement within the Cathedral, while also discussing different artists' unique approaches to narrative and the human figure.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

April 21

6:00pm–7:30pm

Interwoven Narratives: The Sculptural Program of the Cathedral of Florence

Featuring Dr. Veronica White of Columbia University, this seminar will consider the development of the Cathedral's sculptural program and its impact on contemporary viewers in Renaissance Florence. Focusing on several sculptures featured in MOBIA's exhibition, we will discuss each work's technique, subject, and original placement within the Cathedral, while also discussing different artists' unique approaches to narrative and the human figure.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

April 23

6:30pm

Lecture: Dr. David Drogin, Fashion Institute of Technology

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

April 24

6:00pm–8:30pm

Donatello Open Night

Open Nights at MOBIA provide free after-hours access to the exhibition and include a range of programs, including lectures and gallery talks, sketching, and music performances.

April 30

6:30pm

Lecture: Dr. John Paoletti, Wesleyan University

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

May 05

6:00pm–7:30pm

Sculpting the Sacred Body in Renaissance Florence

The human body moves with expressive purpose in Italian Renaissance sculpture. In this course, Dr. Olivia Powell, Associate Museum Educator at The Frick Collection, we lead students as they encounter the eloquent bodies sculpted for Florence Cathedral and discuss the artists' ability to use actions and gestures to communicate the sacred rhetoric of prophets and saints. We will also take the highly kinetic dimension of these sculptures as an invitation to explore the impact of their physical presence and ask ourselves if phenomenology provides a point of access for understanding objects separated from us by time and space.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

May 08

6:00pm–7:30pm

The Contemplative Look

The Contemplative Look provides a space for extended engagement with a single work of art.

Programs occur after hours and are free to the public. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants.

 

 

 

To register, please email education@mobia.org with Contemplative Look and date in the subject line.

May 12

6:00pm–7:30pm

Sculpting the Sacred Body in Renaissance Florence

The human body moves with expressive purpose in Italian Renaissance sculpture. In this course, Dr. Olivia Powell, Associate Museum Educator at The Frick Collection, we lead students as they encounter the eloquent bodies sculpted for Florence Cathedral and discuss the artists' ability to use actions and gestures to communicate the sacred rhetoric of prophets and saints. We will also take the highly kinetic dimension of these sculptures as an invitation to explore the impact of their physical presence and ask ourselves if phenomenology provides a point of access for understanding objects separated from us by time and space.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please email education@mobia.org with the name of the course in the subject line.

May 14

6:30pm

Lecture: Dr. Amy Bloch, University at Albany

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

May 28

6:30pm

Lecture: Dr. Sarah McHam, Rutgers University

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

May 29

6:00pm–8:30pm

Donatello Open Night

Open Nights at MOBIA provide free after-hours access to the exhibition and include a range of programs, including lectures and gallery talks, sketching, and music performances.

This evening will feature brief performances by Sonnambula Viol Consort.

June 04

6:30pm

Lecture: Dr. Gary Radke, Syracuse University

Learn more about Sculpture in the Age of Donatello with engaging and informative lectures by renowned scholars and curators.

Lectures are open to the public and free. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.

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