National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer David Gariff will give a lecture on the "Dialogues: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924" exhibition at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College. A specialist in modern and contemporary art and the art of the Italian Renaissance, Gariff curated the "Dialogues" exhibition, with assistance from Mitchell Gallery Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall on February 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Gariff is an adjunct professor of art history at the Catholic University of America. He has taught art history at the University of Wisconsin, Cleveland State University, Trinity University, and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his doctorate. He was a graduate fellow in Italy at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa, and a Fulbright and Kress Foundation fellow at the Institute for the History of Lombard Art in Milan. Gariff has lectured and written widely on topics related to modern art, film, and the Italian Renaissance; his 2008 book "The World's Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired" explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.
The "Dialogues: Words and Images in Art, 1500-1924" exhibition is open to the community. This exhibition, which is on view through April 6, surveys the history of the word-image relationship in art from the Renaissance to the aftermath of the First World War. The exhibition will encompass simple titles for works of art, the inclusion of words within images, literary descriptions of objects, visual illustrations of texts, and embedded texts inseparable from images.
For more information: 410-626-2556 or www.stjohnscollege.edu/mitchellgallery
February 2 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the "Dialogues" exhibition, followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
February 9 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the "Dialogues" exhibition at 3 p.m.
February 11 Lecture. Curator David Gariff will lecture on the "Dialogues" exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Mitchell Gallery members are invited to a wine and cheese reception immediately following the lecture.
February 26 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give the first of two lunchtime gallery talks for the "Dialogues" exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
March 12 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give the second of two lunchtime gallery talks for the "Dialogues" exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
March 20 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the "Dialogues" exhibition followed by a discussion of "The Poet Dreaming in the Artist's House," edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
March 21, 22 and 23 Maryland Day Celebration. The Mitchell Gallery welcomes visitors, who can receive a stamp in their Maryland Day Passports.
March 30 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the "Dialogues" exhibition at 3 p.m.