Webinar - Johnson Museum Gallery Talk: Art, Death, and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

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Art, Death, and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age:
Using Bailly's Vanitas Still Life for Interdisciplinary Teaching at the Johnson Museum

Join curator Andy Weislogel and educator Leah Sweet for an in-depth look at David Bailly's Vanitas Still Life with African Servant (ca. 1650), a treasured work in the Johnson Museum's permanent collection that is used for teaching across numerous schools and departments. In this program you will learn about how this work speaks about art, death, and commerce in the Dutch Golden Age and will preview the first in a series of videos created to reinvent how the Johnson Museum teaches during the current pandemic.

Leah Sweet is a museum educator and art historian. She is an alum of the Graduate Program in the History of Art at Williams College (2000) and the doctoral program in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (2014). She came to Cornell and the Johnson Museum from Parsons, the New School for Design, where she was an Assistant Professor of Art History. As the Lynch Curatorial Coordinator of Academic Programs at the Johnson, Leah pairs with faculty to support object-based, interdisciplinary teaching, and to create installations, programs, and interpretation. Her own research interests and publications include postwar German art and how art history intersects with representations of fatness in visual culture.

Andrew C. Weislogel is the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. '47 Curator, Earlier European and American Art, at the Johnson Museum. His broad curatorial purview and collaborative approach to connecting students and art has activated the Museum's Native North American and Indigenous Australian holdings in numerous collection-based sessions with faculty partners. His exhibitions include Studied Elegance: Italian Master Drawings from the Askin Collection (2007); Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya (2009); The New and Unknown World: Exploration and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age (2011); Surrealism and Magic (2014); and Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings (2017), out of which he co-founded a project to develop an online watermark identification tool. He also spearheaded the reinstallation of the Johnson's permanent collection of European and American Art, supported by the National Endowment for the Art. He holds an MA and a PhD (2000) in Italian and French Renaissance Art from Cornell University.

6:00pm EST webinar, gratis. Advance registration required. Registrants will receive the link to view the lecture in the confirmation email.