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Lunch & Look @ Home: The Nativity in Art

Observe the beauty of Christmas art during our Lunch & Look @ Home: The Nativity in Art program on Friday, December 11, 2020 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. 

Take a lunch break at your home or office and virtually visit the Stark Museum of Art using the Zoom platform. Curator Sarah E. Boehme will discuss the Boehm Nativity, supplemented with a slide talk on the Christmas story in art. Participants will learn about the origins of the crèche, the Nativity in sculptural form. The talk will explore the tradition in other art forms such as Books of Hours illuminations and stained glass.  

Jennifer Restauri Dickinson commented, "We are thrilled to offer the Lunch & Look @ Home program again and to highlight our exhibit featuring the Boehm Porcelain Nativity. This program will provide visitors with the opportunity to come together virtually and look closely at this incredibly beautiful and moving work of art. The virtual platform will actually allow us to take participants closer than ever as we examine the Boehm Nativity and the Books of Hours from the Stark Museum of Art's collection. This is definitely a program that you will not want to miss!"

Curator Sarah Boehme commented, "It is wonderful to have the opportunity to explore the background and history of the beautiful Boehm Nativity with our audience. I will be comparing other examples of the Christmas story including stained glass from neighborhood churches. Many families, churches, and community organizations have Nativity scenes, and we hope this talk will relate to your holiday traditions."

This program will be broadcast live from the Stark Museum of Art through Zoom. Participants are encouraged to download Zoom prior to the event. For more information, including tutorials for using Zoom, please visit http://zoom.us. 

This live program will be recorded and available at a later date on the Stark Museum of Art website and Stark Art & History YouTube channel.

Participants must register for this FREE program in advance.  For more information, visit starkmuseum.org. This program is in conjunction with the special exhibition "Spirit of Bethlehem:  The Boehm Porcelain Nativity," which is on view at the Stark Museum of Art through January 8, 2021. 

The Stark Museum of Art is located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, and has new operating hours which are Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. The Museum has instituted new safety protocols for the well-being of visitors and staff. For more information, visit Starkmuseum.org


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