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Art After Hours | Venetian Vistas Tour and Lecture with Skidmore Art History Professor Erin Giffin

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$12 for non-members, free for members

Art After Hours mixes art and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. Visit exhibitions, listen to live music, and socialize with friends!

 Tour the Venetian Vistas exhibition with a trained tour guide to explore the iconic city landscapes represented by artists from the 18th century to modern day. Tour begins at 5:00pm.

At 6pm, visiting assistant professor of art history at Skidmore College, Erin Giffin, delivers a lecture that explores two Venetian churches, the 17th century construction of a chapel in the Church of San Clemente, and the 18th century construction at San Pantalon, both are modeled after the Holy House or Santa Casa of Loreto.

As a specialist of Global Early Modern art history, Erin Giffin’s research explores cross-cultural relations through artwork production, particularly focusing on the sculpture, architecture, and ephemera that respond to religious practices and express popular devotion. Her classes explore questions of information dissemination and copying across early modern Catholic communities, as well as confrontations of faith and commerce in missionary contexts (specifically in East Asia, and North and South America).

Erin’s classes investigate expressions of identity politics through personal and family monuments; prints and other circulating media like ambassadorial gifts; and immersive religious spaces such as the Sacri Monti. Her first monograph, currently entitled Translating Space: Replicas of the Holy House of Loreto, investigates replicas of the purported Holy House of the Virgin Mary at Loreto, Italy, which was recreated extensively across the Catholic world.

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April 18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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