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New Perspectives: Hidden Masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art

God the Father by follower of Ludovico Carracci  (ca. 1600)

God the Father by follower of Ludovico Carracci (ca. 1600)

Join the El Paso Museum of Art on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm for a lecture by Dr. Babette Bohn in the El Paso Energy Auditorium as we continue to explore the museum’s permanent collection. This winter, visiting scholars will participate in a continuation of New Perspectives: Hidden Masterpieces, a lecture series that considers topics related to the Museum’s late Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo art. In her lecture Dr. Bohn will discuss the work of Lodovico Carracci, God the Father, 1555 – 1619, oil on panel, which is on view in the European Gallery.

This lecture is free to the public. Seating is limited to 212 people and is on a first come, first served basis.

Dr. Babette Bohn

Dr. Babette Bohn is a Professor at Texas Christian University (TCU). She is a specialist in Italian art, with a Ph.D from Columbia University, an M.A. from Boston University, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She has published widely on Bolognese prints, drawings, and paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including most recently Ludovico Carracci and the Art of Drawing. Other recent publications have focused on the women artists of Bologna and on the portrayal of Old Testament and Apocryphal heroines in Italian art. She is currently preparing an exhibition for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy on drawings by Guido Reni and his followers. Dr. Bohn has received both the Dean’s Teaching Award and the College of Fine Arts’ Teaching Award. She teaches courses on European Renaissance and Baroque art, Women and the Visual Arts, the History of the Print, and Drawing as Artistic Invention. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

This program was underwritten by the El Paso Museum of Membership.

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