Woven Epics: Tapestry in the Norton Simon
Workshop Unknown, Brussels, Arrival of Paris and Helen at the Court of Priam, King of Troy, c. 1500–25, wool and silk, The Norton Simon Foundation
- 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Delve into tapestries depicting scenes from the Trojan War in the exhibition Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido. Look at the Trojan War through a medieval lens, exploring the story’s treatment and significance for audiences of the day. Then learn about the production and role of these kinds of tapestries and look for evidence of contemporary courtly life in the scenes portrayed in them.
- The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants.
- Meets in Entrance Gallery
Like the misshapen pearls, or barroco, which provided a descriptive name for so much of the art and architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries, baroque music is lustrous, complex and glittering. Join LA Opera artists Jamie Chamberlin (soprano), Melissa Treinkman (mezzo-soprano), Nathan Granner (tenor), and pianist Tali Tadmor for a musical salon exploring the baroque operatic repertoire. Highlights include extensive selections from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. MORE INFO