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Sacred Art in an Age of Crisis

(Italy circa 1500)

Dr. Elena Calvillo

Art History Department Chair
University of Richmond
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Parish Hall
43rd Street Entrance
Please wear your mask.
Parking: 43rd Street lot and on-street

Join us for an evening of art history with Dr. Elena Calvillo, professor of art history and our neighbor in Westover Hills.
7:00 p.m. – coffee and dessert
7:30 p.m. – presentation by Dr. Calvillo
8:20 p.m. – questions/conclusions
Dr. Calvillo’s talk will be based on her academic focus on Rome in the 16th Century — the height of the flowering of Italian Renaissance art.  She will summarize an extensive slide collection exploring the relationship between Christianity and art — during this tumultuous era when the Medieval world was transforming into the Early Modern period and the Church was at the center of the world of art.  This is art history at its best!

Don’t miss this special event for our community and our parish!

Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Richmond, Dr. Calvillo earned her undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Michigan and her MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.  She is widely published on Renaissance and Baroque art and her research has been supported by Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and by the National Gallery, and others.  In November she will be returning to Rome for further study.

Note: The painting featured above is a portion of The Virgin and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist (ca. 1540) by the Italian artist, Il Bacchiacca, and can be seen at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the Renaissance Gallery off the Tapestry Hall on the 2nd Level of the main museum. Learn more.