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Apr
2
Sun
Reuniting a Masterpiece
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Francescuccio Ghissi, St. John Altarpiece, 1370s
Francescuccio Ghissi (Italian, active from 1345-1374), St. John Altarpiece, 1370s, tempera and gold leaf on wood, including paintings from the Portland Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

DAVID STEEL, CURATOR OF EUROPEAN ART, NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART

For more than 20 years, David Steel has been on a quest: to bring together all of the nine panels that originally formed an altarpiece by the 14th-century artist Francescuccio Ghissi. Eight of the panels are in museum collections, including the Portland Art Museum, but the final panel has never been located. This led Steel to propose a radical solution: Why not re-create the missing panel? Come hear more about the journey to reunite this incredible work of art.

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Apr
12
Wed
Midday Art Break: St. John Altarpiece
Apr 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.

This month, Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art; Samantha Springer, Conservator; and Jeanie Noto, Kress Interpretive Fellow will discuss Francescuccio Ghissi’s reunited St. John Altarpiece. The St. John Altarpiece features one panel from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, Resurrection of Drusiana, in its original altarpiece with panels from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended.

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Jun
15
Thu
Art & Conversation: St. John Altarpiece
Jun 15 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art will discuss Francescuccio Ghissi’s reunited St. John AltarpieceThe St. John Altarpiece features one panel from the collection of the Portland Art Museum, Resurrection of Drusiana, in its original altarpiece with panels from the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. After the talk, Samantha Springer, Conservator, and Jeanie Noto, Kress Interpretive Fellow, will be on hand in the European galleries to guide visitors on a closer look.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15am in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building. Those attending the lecture are also welcome to explore the galleries after the talk. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.