Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece and the Object of Art History

When:
October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Cost:
$10

Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece and the Object of Art History
Tuesday, October 3 | 12pm to 1pm | $10 per person
Dr. Jay Bloom

Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece (1432) was the most famous painting in Europe during the fifteenth century. It is the most stolen work of art in history. It has been broken up and exhibited in museums across Europe; it has been hidden in an Austrian salt mine; it has been written into the treaty that ended the first World War. It is presently undergoing a multi-year, multi-million dollar conservation using the most advanced techniques known to science – a process that is radically transforming how the work is understood by contemporary scholars. In his presentation, Dr. Bloom will use the Ghent Altarpiece as a lens through which to view the state of art history in the world today.

Lecture is $10 at the door ($5 for Centre College students) or pre-register for the four-session art history series for $35 by clicking here