The Nasher Museum of Art will sponsor a gallery talk by Will Willimon, professor of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School, on “Inflamed by Faith: Carlo Dolci and the Everyday Sacred” as part of the museum's exhibition on paintings and drawings by Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). Willimon also served as a bishop in the United Methodist Church and as dean of Duke Chapel for 20 years.
The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition, The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence. A favorite of the Medici court, Dolci was a celebrated and popular artist in his day, but his personal and original interpretation of sacred subjects fell out of favor in the 19th century. His main desire and spiritual mission was to paint intimate depictions of divine subjects that would inflame the faith of those who viewed them.
The talk is free with a ticket to “The Medici’s Painter.”