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Sacred Architecture: The Middle Ages to the Baroque—OLLI-UO Presents a UO Insight Seminar

Wednesday, January 29 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Baker Downtown Center, Alaska-Mexico
975 High Street, Eugene, OR 97401

The fire at Notre Dame in Paris has sparked a renewed interest in European cathedrals. We will examine the expression of the sacred through architectural space, style and symbolism, in seven of Europe’s greatest buildings, in Paris, London, Rome, Florence, Cordoba and Istanbul.

About the presenter: A specialist in Italian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, James Harper holds a PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. Harper is the Director of the University of Oregon's interdisciplinary Museum Studies Program. Prior to coming to the University of Oregon in 2000, he worked in museums including the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Harvard University Art Museums. In Oregon, he maintains a close relationship with the University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, where he has served as a guest curator and as a member of the museum’s Leadership Council.

This lecture is a preview/overview of the full four-week course and is open to the public. For more information on 2020 UO Insight Seminars offerings, visit the program website.