Arts & the Spirit of Christ Church invites you to learn about Early Netherlandish paintings with Dr. Maryan Ainsworth.
Wednesday, January 22
Dr. Maryan Ainsworth, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is an Old Greenwich resident and a leading expert on Early Netherlandish paintings. On January 22, Ainsworth will share the first chapter of her book-in-progress: “Seeing is Believing – Landscape and Religion” – which examines the Met’s collection of Early Netherlandish paintings, the largest in the U.S.
Last year, Ainsworth stepped away from the Met to serve at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. as Kress-Beinecke Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, where she mentored a group of predoctoral Fellows. With her many years serving as curator and of serving in the Met’s Department of Conservation, she combines an art historian’s eye with first-hand technical study of paintings, an interdisciplinary approach that often carries her around the globe.
Ainsworth lecture will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Christ Church Chapel, and followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Chapel Foyer.
Arts & the Spirit seeks to develop performing and visual arts programs and opportunities at Christ Church Greenwich in the belief that the arts provide unique avenues for spiritual experience and growth.