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Opening for Michelangelo: Art and Afterlife

  • 12/6/2012 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Museum of Art, Pavilion
  • Event Type: Reception

Opening for Michelangelo: Art and AfterlifeYou are invited to a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to celebrate the exhibition Michelangelo: Art and Afterlife, on view in the Zuckert Gallery December 6 through December 23, 2012.

This student-organized exhibition highlights the influence of Michelangelo's art and the legend of his character in the years after his death. Reproductive prints by Renaissance artists, images of Michelangelo, and drawings that emulate his style comprise the show. Viewers are offered a pithy example of how Michelangelo made his mark on more than the Sistine Chapel.

The exhibition was organized by students in Associate Professor of Art History Susan Wegner's seminar, AH 324: Art and Life of Michelangelo.

Image: Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, 1520-1582. Allegory of Life, 1561, engraving. Gift of Leo Steinberg 1996.88.