Coffee with a Curator | Animals in Art

Event Type Educational Lectures, Free Programs
Date calendar  Monday, March 9, 2020
Time clock  10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Location Isabel Hall

Walk on the Wild Side: Animals in Art

Animals have occupied an important place in art from prehistory to present day, often carrying a rich variety of symbolic associations. These creatures served as vehicles for allegory, moral instruction, and stood as symbols for power and social status. This talk examines animals in the FIA collection, with examples from a variety of cultures, eras, and mediums. Talk given by Tracee Glab, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.

Coffee with a Curator is a focused, theme-oriented presentation on a variety of topics related to the FIA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Presented by an FIA’s curators or an invited speaker, each talk allows time for questions or gallery exploration as well as coffee and tea service. The inaugural series of Coffee with a Curator explores “Nature and Its Symbols,” the relationship of art with nature, both real and imaginative. 

Sponsored by Biggby Coffee, 3093 S. Linden Rd., Flint

Image: Marta Klonowska, Polish, born 1964. Fenek, 2011. Glass, 20 x 36 x 20 inches . Museum purchase with funds from Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lillie and The Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor, 2016.1