19th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:30 - 20:00
Event Location: 
Philadelphia Museum of Art
King Henri IV and the Role of the Queen in Seventeenth-Century French Art and Architecture

With Nicola M. Courtright, Professor of the History of Art and Chair of European Studies, Amherst College
In the seventeenth century, Henri IV, crowned king of France in the wake of bloody civil wars pitting Protestants against Catholics, sought to bring peace and unify France. While building magnificent buildings and spaces to renovate the capital, he commissioned art and architecture showcasing the importance of his new Catholic queen, Marie de Médicis, for the new Bourbon dynasty.

This is the keynote lecture of the 19th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art.


For complete details of the symposium, please see the following calendar below:
http://www.philamuseum.org/calendar