Topics available for tours and presentations at the David Owsley Museum of Art include:
Medieval and Renaissance ArtLearn the differences between Medieval art and Renaissance art, and the ideals we still see today.
Gothic in the Galleries Before there was goth, there was Gothic, a style characterized by intense artistic richness. This talk presents European art from the Gothic era.
Renaissance Paintings and Painters The museum's collection of Italian Renaissance art includes paintings by artists working in the circles of Leonardo da Vinci and Giovanni Bellini. Paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries are the focus of this talk.
Maiden and Mother: Images of the Virgin Mary From the Middle Ages through the 17th century, the Virgin Mary was one of the most frequently depicted subjects in art. This talk examines changes in depictions of the Virgin Mary over time.
The Best Seller of the Middle Ages: A 15th-Century Book of Hours This talk examines the making and use of prayer books in the 15th century through the museum's complete example.
Two Medieval Sculptures of Christ Through two works in the collection, this talk examines images of Christ in the sculpture of 13th-century Spain and France.
On (Not Off) the Wall: Great Moments in Italian Mural Painting From Giotto to Michelangelo, Italian painters excelled in the art of wall painting. This talk examines some of the major fresco cycles of the Renaissance.
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