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Online Class: The Gothic Cathedral

Art in Context / Online

Wednesdays, September 9–30, 1 – 2:30pm*


Edmond Bacot. Saint-Maclou, Rouen (detail), 1852–54. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

*We encourage you to watch the lectures live, but classes can be streamed anytime after the live session ends. See our FAQ.

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About the Class

Learn about the architecture of the Gothic great church. We’ll explore some of the most famous and majestic cathedrals constructed in Europe between the 12th and the 16th centuries. We will consider patrons’ aspirations for these churches, the technical virtuosity of their architects, and the rituals and artwork that animated these spaces. Our journey will close with a look at the echoes of these medieval churches in Gothic Revival buildings throughout Philadelphia.


Amy Gillette

Gillette is a research associate at the Barnes. She earned her PhD in art history from Temple University, specializing in late medieval art and architecture. Her publications address the music of angels in Gothic and Byzantine art and the formation of medieval collections in Philadelphia during the Gothic Revival movement.