MillerComm Lecture Series

Painting Out of Conflict: Velazquez, the Dutch, and Painting in the Time of War

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
Svetlana Alpers
5:30 pm

Krannert Art Museum
500 East Peabody Drive

Event Description

How have artists dealt with war? Has art served to encourage conflict? Should artists be blamed if they don't deal with war? Svetlana Alpers will examine striking instances when attention to the medium of art offered an alternative to strife. Painting can, literally, give us reason to pause.

The Phillipp Fehl Annual Lecture

Hosted by: Art History Program

In conjunction with: Campus Honors Program, Center for Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Landscape Architecture, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Krannert Art Museum, Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Program in Comparative and World Literature, School of Art and Design, "Theorizing the Early Modern" Reading Group, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Svetlana Alpers

Professor Emerita, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley and Visiting Scholar, Department of Fine Arts, New York University