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Evening Lectures

Barbara von Barghahn, Professor of Art History, The George Washington University
The Portuguese Campaign in Morocco and the Pastrana Tapestries of King Afonso V: Portraits of Knightly Prowess and the Legacy
of a Famed Chivalric Epic

From the 1415 Portuguese conquest of Ceuta memoralized in Ghent by the diplomat-painter Jan van Eyck to the 1471 taking of Tangier commemorated in Tournai by the weaver Passquier Grenier, this lecture will address: historical portraits of gallant paladins in the North African contest of arms; the courtly display of martial excellence, power and prestige; and the glory of a contemporary epic which ushered in an epoch of exploration and subsequent alteration of the medieval world picture.
Free and open to the public, no reservations required. Priority seating for Museum members until 5:40 p.m. For more information, contact Carmen
Smith at 214.768.4677. Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium


February 09, 2012
6:00pm to 7:00pm


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