As part of a grant through The Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program, Motlow Professor of Art History, Ann Smotherman, will be offering an exploration of the creative inspirations of Netherlandish artist, Hieronymus Bosch (1450 – 1516) TODAY AT 3.30. The lecture will last 45 minutes.
The Adoration of the Magi is the name traditionally given to the Christian subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art in which the three Magi, represented as kings, especially in the West, having found Jesus by following a star, lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, and worship him. It is related in the Bible by Matthew 2:11: “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
In the church calendar, this event is commemorated in Western Christianityas the Feast of the Epiphany(January 6). The Orthodox Churchcommemorates the Adoration of the Magi on the Feast of the Nativity(December 25). Christian iconography has considerably expanded the bare account of the Biblical Magiand used it to press the point that Jesus was recognized, from his earliest infancy, as king of the earth.
Bosch’s piece, The Adoration, is now housed at Madrid’s Museo Nacional del Prado. It was the inspiration for Gian Carol Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, which will be presented by South Jackson Civic Center’s Performing Arts for Children and Teens (PACT) program December 7 – December 15. Tickets for the opera may be purchased by calling (931) 455-5321.
As part of the lecture, participants will be invited to create their own Nativity in the style of Bosch’s Adoration, to be displayed during the performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors.
This class is free to students who live in Section 8 housing or who receive Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits. All other participants are request to make at least a $25 donation. Space is limited to 20 students, and classes generally fill up quickly. Please call (931) 455-1234 to reserve your spot.
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ANN SMOTHERMAN’S LECTURE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY AT 3.30. The student activity is still happening today.
TFAC HOLIDAY HOURS:
OPEN Tuesday, November 26, 9 — 2;
CLOSED Wednesday, November 27 — Friday, November 29,
OPEN SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, Nov 30, 9 –2*
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS through Friday, December 20.
CLOSED Saturday, December 21, 2013 — Monday, January 6, 2014
*TFAC will be participating in Small Business Saturday, hosting a Stained Glass class and adding special Saturday hours.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
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NOVEMBER 30, 2013 (Small Business Saturday Class)
Session 1: 9.30 — 11.30
Session 2: 12.00 — 2.00
The classes will produce 5×9, Beveled, Stained-glass Angels. Great for a handmade, original gift!
2 classes. Sign-up Deadline Thursday, Nov. 21. Each class limited to 5 students. Led by teaching artist, Tammy O’Connor. All materials included.