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The ‘Artist’s Best Friend’: The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasure of Kenwood House, London

Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for “The ‘Artist’s Best Friend’: The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today,” a lecture by Dr. Edgar Paters Bowron, The Audrew Jones Beck Curator of European art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Dogs bound (4.) through/feature in many of the masterpieces on view this summer from Kenwood House in London—Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Romney, and Landseer were all accomplished dog painters and employed them for a variety of purposes. In this illustrated lecture Edgar Peters Bowron will look at the dog in art from the Renaissance, when dogs were first depicted as individuals with distinctive personalities and admired for their devotion, bravery, playfulness and idiosyncrasies, to the present day. Using examples from art, literature, photography, and film Dr. Bowron looks at the dog’s infinite versatility as an artistic and cultural symbol over the past 500 years.

Location: Lecture Hall
Fees: $10 for non-members, free for members
Contact: 501-372-4000
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Category: Lectures + Conversations
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