Tuesday March 21, 2017
Short Course: Pairs and Partners
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this short course, hear from Museum Curators about why they have selected various works of art to be viewed together in the first in a series of exhibitions of Pairs and Partners. The theme for the pairs selected for the show is “chiaroscuro.” Composed of the Italian words for light and dark respectively, the use of chiaroscuro (or dramatic lights and darks) is a description of the formal quality of light in a work of art, with which the metaphoric qualities of light are closely associated. Light and shadow can serve to accentuate emotional content, reveal or conceal certain elements of a scene, or even represent a mysterious or supernatural force at work. Hear from the curators about the works of art they have selected, as they compare and contrast two uses of chiaroscuro.
Tuesday, March 14, 21, 12 noon