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Mondays, March 9 – March 30, 6 – 8pm


Flemish. Coronation of the Virgin (detail), 15th century. BF841. Public Domain.

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

How do different religious traditions portray holy figures? What might such representations tell us about the people who created and used them? This class looks at the interaction of spiritual belief and artistic production, and the different ways artists depict religious imagery. We will also talk about sacred spaces and what happens when objects are removed from their original context.

This class is offered as part of the ongoing partnership between the Barnes and Saint Joseph’s University.

Capacity: 50


Martha Easton

An assistant professor of art history at Saint Joseph’s University, Easton specializes in medieval art and architecture, and has published on topics including gender and hagiography, medievalism, and the collecting of medieval art during later periods. She has taught art history at several colleges and universities, and has lectured at the Met Cloisters in New York for ten years.