HESCAH Lecture – Dr. Jeffrey Chipps Smith

Filed under Academic, Events on October 31, 2016.

Dürer on the Museum: Locating the Cult of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century

Dr. Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas at Austin.

Wednesday, November 2 6 p.m. in the Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art. Reception to follow.

Painted and carved portraits of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) adorned the exterior and interior decorative programs of over 30 princely, state, and civic art museums during Europe’s great century of museum building.  What do these cycles say about Dürer, the cultural aspirations of these museums and their patrons, and the rise of art history as a new discipline?