Opening Lecture: Splendors of the Burgundian Court
The exquisite sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1342–1404), the second duke of Burgundy—on view in the exhibition, The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy—are considered some of the most profound and original art of the period. John and the other dukes of the Valois dynasty were renowned for the splendor of their court and the superlative quality of the art they commissioned to express their power and taste. Art historian Marina Belozerskaya will explore the sumptuous arts—goldwork, tapestries, manuscripts, music, and multimedia pageants—that made the Burgundian dukes the preeminent rules of the early Renaissance.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations
Support for the FRAME Annenberg Education Project is provided by the Annenberg Foundation through FRAME, the French and American Regional Museum Exchange. 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 François Jay.