Civilized Pleasures: Wine and Art | Virtual Lecture

Art History Lectures with Rebecca Albiani

Thursday, April 8 – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Pre-recorded Lecture Release
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Live Q&A
Thursday, April 15, 2021

For millennia, the history of Western art has run parallel to that of the fruit of the vine, which has had a central role in both classical symposia and Christian ritual. Objects from the Sumerian Standard of Ur to Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party celebrate the conviviality of fellowship and wine.

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-81. Phillips Collection, Washington DC, Wikimedia Commons


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