Speaker/Event

Timothy Husband
(The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the 'Belles Heures' of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

Date

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th Street

COST

FREE General Admission
FREE Students and Seniors

RSVP required to 212.501.3019, academic-events@bgc.bard.edu

Description

Timothy Husband will be coming to speak in the Book Arts Seminar Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 on: "The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the 'Belles Heures' of Jean de France, Duc de Berry."

Dr. Husband is currently a curator of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he has been since 1970. He is also the President of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of the United States, since 2006. He received his BA from Harvard University, MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and his PhD from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Dr. Husband is the author of many books and articles including, The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry (2008); The Treasury of Basel Cathedral (2001); The Medieval Housebook and the Art of Illumination (1999); The Luminous Image: Painted Glass Roundels in the Lowlands 1480-1560 (1995); Europe in the Middle Ages: The Late Gothic from the Death of Saint-Louis to the Reformation (1987); Medieval Pageantry (1987); The Wild Man: Medieval Myth and Symbolism (1980); and The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middles Ages (1975).

He has curated a number of exhibitions, the most recent being, "The Art of Illumination: The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry'"at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Musée du Louvre, Paris on view from 2010 to 2011. He has also curated "The Treasury of Basel Cathedral" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historisches Museum in Basel, and Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich (2001-2002); "Tilman Riemenschneider, Master Sculpture of the Late Middle Ages" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1999-2000); "The Unicorn Tapestries" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1998); Medieval Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, at the Pushkin Museum and the State Hermitage in Leningrad (1989-1990); and "Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg: 1300-1550" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg (1986).

Please join us in the Lecture Hall at 38 West 86th Street, between Columbus Ave and Central Park West, at 5:45pm for a reception before the talk.

For additional information contact Alex Phelan, phelan@bgc.bard.edu.


Academic Programs, Seminar Series / Book Arts Lecture Series