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Saint Margaret of Cortona

September 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range of art periods and canons represented by the BMA’s collections. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s and they will throw in a free dessert!

Join us this month as Curator of European Art Robert Schindler leads us in a discussion of a new addition to the Museum’s European galleries, a Spanish Baroque sculpture depicting Saint Margaret of Cortona. Created in the early 18th century, the sculpture shows Saint Margaret of Cortona holding and contemplating the Crucifix. The sculpture astonishes with its realism meant to inspire awe and devotion. In this ArtBreak we will discuss Spanish Baroque sculpture, the saint, the artist(s!) – and finally: how did they create such a lifelike work?

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