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Thursday, March 8

The Master of the Saint Ursula Legend in Context

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Dr. Till-Holger Borchert, Curator-in-Chief of the Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium

The Groeninge Museum houses a many-paneled painting depicting the life of Saint Ursula—the work that gives the Master his name. Middlebury recently acquired two wings of an altarpiece attributed to this painter. The many subjects depicted on the panels are a superb example of late-fifteenth-century Flemish painting, a topic of Dr. Borchert’s expertise. In addition to studies of the artists Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Albrect Durer, Borchert recently published Van Eyck to Durer: The Influence of Early Netherlandish Painting on European Art, 14301530. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.