Calendar


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.

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.

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 27

6:00pm–8:30pm
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Art In/Out of Context: Meaning-Making in the Museum


Can we truly understand a work of art once it has been taken out of its original context? How does our experience with a work of art change when it is surrounded by other objects from the same time and place? In this collaboration with the Rubin Museum of Art, we will explore what it means to re-imagine original context for sacred art by visiting Sculpture in the Age of Donatello at MOBIA and Becoming Another: The Power of Masks at the Rubin.

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 13

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, Columbia University, 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 11

2:00pm

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.

May 08

6:00pm–7:30pm
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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.

 

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.

April 29

6:00pm–7:30pm

Seminar:Friends, Foes, and Florentine Competition

Were the artists who won the chance to work on sculpture for the Cathedral pals, enemies, established masters or just beginning their careers? Was there an equivalent for ‘networking’ in 15th-century Florence? A discussion of these and similar issues will address a crucial element that underlies the masterworks in the exhibition: the incentive of fierce competition that governed the creation of art in Renaissance Florence. This is part II of the seminar led by Dr Bette Talvacchia, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emerita of Art History, University of Connecticut. To register please e-mail education@mobia.org with the course name in the subject line.

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