Curator-led Tour: The Mourners
Muse members and a guest are invited on a free tour of The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy with curator J. Patrice Marandel. The Mourners features thirty-seven sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1371–1419), the second duke of Burgundy. These sculptures are small-scale embodiments of late medieval devotion. While some of the figures are shown wringing their hands or drying their tears, others appear lost in solemn contemplation, while still others hide their faces in the deeply carved folds of their robes.
Art of the Americas Building, Plaza Level | Free: to RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "The Mourners Tour" in the subject line along with your name, email address, and number in your party in the body. Spots are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis to Muse members. Learn more about Muse.
Image: Jean de La Huerta and Antoine le Moiturier Mourner no. 55, Mourner with Head Uncovered, Wiping His Tears on His Cloak with His Hand,1443–56/57, Alabaster, 16 1/16 x 7 1/16 x 6 in. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, © FRAME (French Renional and American Museum Exchange) by Jared Bendis and Francoişe Jay.