Woven Epics: Tapestry in the Norton Simon

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

DATE:
TIME:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
SPEAKER:
Educator

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.

EVENT DETAILS

Fee:
The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants.
Location:
Meets in Entrance Gallery
Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.

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