Looking and Lunching: Dürer's Apocalypse Cycle

Looking and Lunching: Dürer's Apocalypse Cycle


March 21, 2019

12:00 PM-1:15 PM

Permanent Collection Galleries

225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Take a closer look at the Clark’s collection during Looking and Lunching, a half-hour discussion in the galleries focusing on one work of art. Enjoy continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers.

This month, join curatorial intern Nora Rosengarten in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper for a special viewing of Albrecht Dürer's Apocalypse cycle. These fifteen woodcuts, first published in 1498, chronicle the end of the world as foretold in the Book of Revelation and are teeming with monsters, angels, devils, and saints drawn from the artist's fertile imagination. Viewers decode the intricate imagery in works including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon, and The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb. Each print is considered as an individual work and as part of a larger narrative, connected by Dürer's inimitable ingenuity and technical mastery.

Free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center. Because this session takes place in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, attendance is limited to the first 20 visitors.