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HPPR Arts, Culture & History

Le Louvre en Amarillo: AMoA's Ladd Lecture—TONIGHT at 7pm

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Thanks to Alex Gregory, curator at the Amarillo Museum of Art, for stopping by High Plains Morning to remind folks that the annual Ladd Lecture is happening this week. This year, they're welcoming back Dr. Richard Brettell with a lecture that takes attendees on an unforgettable journey through the history of one of the world's most iconic museums, the Louvre. The lecture is free and open to the public; it starts at 7pm CT. There's an opening reception at 6pm, available for purchase; tickets are available here

With an overview of its history as a virtually abandoned urban palace, to the national showcase it has become, you will be enlightened about its architecture and transformation into one of the world’s most important museums.  In addition to the rich institutional history of the Louvre, you will hear about some of the most beautiful and renowned examples from the museum's remarkable collection, including works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens and Vermeer, as well as hidden gems. Whether an art novice or an expert, everyone will be entertained and enlightened by this exploration of the Louvre and its colorful history.

Dr. Brettell is the Founding Director of The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He is also the co-Director of CISM (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums) at The University of Texas at Dallas.