The Clark – Opening Lecture Durer and After
In conjunction with the opening of Dürer & After, exhibition curator Anne Leonard, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, examines the inspiration that artists of Albrecht Dürer’s time—and continuing long afterwards—found in his incomparable print corpus. Running the gamut from meticulous copying to free interpretation and from respectful tribute to outright piracy, the methods and motivations of Dürer’s imitators offer a distinctive lens through which to view his remarkable artistic legacy.
The Clark – The Rhinoceros, In All Its States
The rhinoceros has been called a surrealist animal due to its associations with the work of Eugène Ionesco, Salvador Dalí, and François-Xavier Lalanne. Exhibition curator Kathleen Morris explores the ways these artists used the captivating mammal in their work. She focuses particularly on François-Xavier Lalanne, who repeatedly employed the animal as a subject, including mounting an exhibition in 1980 called “Le Rhinocéros dans tous ses états”.
Norman Rockwell Museum Fantasy Symposium Panel 2 – Alessandra Pisano, Donato Giancola, Gregory Manchess
The rich histories relayed by the storytellers, writers, artists, historians, and philosophers have helped to define epic adventures and fantastical characters through time, from The Epic of Gilgamesh in 2100 BCE to the dynastic rivals of The Game of Thrones. Alessandra Pisano, Donato Giancola, and Gregory Manchess will discuss their work as well as the fantasy narratives that have inspired it.
Norman Rockwell Museum Fantasy Symposium Panel 1 – Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Anthony Palumbo, and David Palumbo
Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Anthony Palumbo, and David Palumbo are gifted artists who have been inspired by the notable legacy of fantasy and science fiction illustrator Frank Frazetta. This panel will explore their art, their position as the first family of fantasy illustration, and the creative and technical approaches that has inspired the acclaim and admiration of many fans.