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Sightlines Tour:

Idols and Icons

Saturday
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 1:30pm

Art Museum Galleries

Maggie Kamb '21, Student Guide

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L: Unknown (Chinese), Guanyin, 960-1368; R: Daniel Seiter (Austrian, 1649-1705), Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene (detail), ca. 1680
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Laura Shea - VIEW OBJECT DETAILS (LEFT, RIGHT)

How do we depict deities and idols? What qualities do we associate with them, and how are these qualities represented visually? Crossing geographic boundaries and various mediums, this tour will examine art from the Renaissance to the contemporary, looking at how figures are glorified and worshipped through the visual arts.

All Sightlines Tours last 30-45 minutes