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Grand Design Symposium Morning Session—Coecke and Brussels's Industry of Woven Gold

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Parsons the New School for Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art present internationally renowned scholars and curators who will present recent scholarship relating to the exhibition “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry” in themed sessions during this two-day event.

Join us on Saturday, January 10, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum, and on Sunday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Parsons The New School of Design.

Lorraine Karafel, assistant professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons The New School for Design, moderates the Parsons session.

Some of the highlights of the two-day session include:

 - The Life of Cyrus the Great, After Michel Coxcie (Patrimonio Nacional, series 39): Some Considerations About Its Origin and Iconography
Guy Delmarcel, Professor Emeritus, University of Leuven

 - The Italian Influence on Pieter Coecke van Aelst's Cartoons for the CreationTapestries and Other Tapestry Sets
Lucia Meoni, Honarary Inspector, Soprintendenza Speciale Polo Museale   Fiorentino, Florence

 - The Saint Paul Series After Raphael and Other Brussels Renaissance Hangings from the French Royal Collections
Pascal Bertrand, Professor, Bordeaux Montaigne University

This program is made possible by the Society of Friends of Belgium in America, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Stark Carpet, Jamie Drake, and Flanders House New York. It is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design.

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Conferences and Symposia


General Public


Parsons School of Design, School of Art and Design History and Theory


Art and Design


Fine Arts



This event is free, no tickets are needed

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