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Lecture | Contentious Faith and Heroic Art in the Low Countries around 1600
Start Date: 2/28/2018Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 2/28/2018End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description
As part of a series of special events accompanying the exhibition Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible, guest speaker Professor Jeffrey Chipps Smith will address how Protestant and Catholic artists developed strategies to meet the confessional needs of their communities.

As the Protestant Reformation spread across Europe, it challenged not only the Roman Catholic Church but also the historical role of religious art. Jean Calvin and others declared that churches should be emptied of their religious art since it was too often misused and idolized. The first waves of iconoclasm swept through the southern and northern Netherlands in 1566-67. This was soon followed by the civil war that permanently divided the Low Countries.This lecture is offered conjunction with the Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible exhibition taking place at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art between February 10 and April 29, 2018. 

Professor Jeffrey Chipps Smith
After receiving his PhD on Northern Renaissance Art from Columbia University, he has taught since 1979 at the University of Texas in Austin. His publications range widely on German and Netherlandish art from 1400 to 1700, focusing in particular on religious topics. His book, The Northern Renaissance (London: Phaidon Press, 2004), has been reprinted several times and translated into Greek in 2005.

This lecture is offered conjunction with the Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible exhibition taking place at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art between February 10 and April 29, 2018. 

For more information and additional events, please visit: willamette.edu/go/holy-beauty

Location Information:
*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Phone: 503-370-6855
Email: museum-art@willamette.edu
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Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and open to the public.
Event Sponsor(s):
Financial support for the exhibition, lectures, and film presentation have been provided by funds from the Verda Karen McCracken Young Art Exhibition Fund of the Department of Art History at Willamette University, and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

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