Performing Animals in Goya's Prints

Performing Animals in Goya's Prints
DATE:
TIME:
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SPEAKER:
Tara Zanardi, Associate Professor of Art History, Hunter College

Animals occupy a central place in all four of Francisco de Goya’s print series, from tightrope-walking horses and ferocious bulls to humorous donkeys and screeching owls. Goya was fascinated by animals, most importantly their relationship to humans and their potential to convey symbolic meaning. Goya blurred this animal-human connection by creating fantastical beasts, clothing people in animalistic costumes and representing animals with humanlike qualities or engaged in humanlike activities. This lecture explores such themes by examining key performing animals in Goya’s prints.

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EVENT DETAILS

Fee:
Free with museum admission.
Details:
Doors open 30 minutes before program. Advance ticket-holders may check in at the Membership Desk between 12:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to receive a sticker for their seat (seating is not assigned). Everyone must be seated no later than 4:50 p.m. Guests who are not in their seat by 4:50 p.m. may forfeit their ticket.
Location:
Theater

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