Thursday, May 17 at 5:30pm
Fenton Hall, Room 110
1021 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403
Sasha Suda presents "Small Wonders, Huge Success: Curating Medieval Sculpture in a Modern World.”
Marvels of human ingenuity, so small they can fit in the palm of your hand, miniature boxwood carvings from the early 1500s have long remained a mystery. Offering new insight into the methods of production and cultural significance of these awe-inspiring works of art, this lecture highlights more than four years of research that has used cutting-edge technology to understand these elegantly precise miniature rosaries, prayer beads and altarpieces.
This lecture event is based on Sasha’s recent exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, which is a groundbreaking exhibition of more than 60 boxwood miniatures organized in partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rijksmuseum.
This lecture is part of a series of one-day only events:
Sasha Suda, who holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, joined the Art Galley of Ontario in 2011 as Assistant Curator, European Art. She was promoted first to Associate Curator, European in 2013, then Curator and R. Fraser Elliott Chair, Print & Drawing Council in 2015, and took on the additional role of Interim Curator of European Art in April 2016. Sasha has also been key to integrating our very special Thomson Collection of European Art into the AGO’s broader program through research and advocacy.