Walters curator to lecture

November 17, 1992

Dr. Joaneath Spicer, a curator at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, will discuss the implications of terms used to describe the European Renaissance in a slide lecture at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Western Maryland College in Westminster.

The lecture will take place in McDaniel Lounge.

Dr. Spicer, a graduate of Yale University, is the James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters.

She taught for many years at the University of Toronto and has contributed several articles and reviews to the Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings and the Journal of Jewish Art.

Dr. Spicer's talk at Western Maryland will center on how some historical disciplines have labeled 15th- and 16th-century Europe as the "Renaissance," while others use terms such as "Early Modern Europe."

Dr. Spicer asserts that such terms need to be examined to better understand how this period is viewed by contemporary scholars and how it is defined in reference to contemporary art.

This lecture is jointly sponsored by the Western Maryland History Department and the college's chap

ter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for academic achievement in history.

Information: 857-2294.

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