Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter: Scenes from the Life of Christ in the Glencairn Collections

Trim the Tree

At Glencairn Museum
Sunday, April 1, 2012 | 3:30 pm Presentation, reception following.

Professor Michael Cothren of Swarthmore College, one of our most popular speakers, is returning to Glencairn for this illustrated talk. Explore with him the way Christians through the Renaissance expressed their religious convictions and their beliefs about life and death in the representation of the final episodes in the life of Christ—an appropriate reflection as we head into Easter week. After the presentation view related objects in the exhibition, Sacred Stories: Scripture, Myth, and Ritual and enjoy light refreshments.

In addition to teaching courses in art history at Swarthmore, Professor Cothren is also consultative curator of medieval stained glass at the Glencairn Museum (Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania). Professor Cothren’s research focuses on French Gothic stained glass, especially the glazing programs of the abbey of Saint-Denis and the cathedrals of Beauvais and Rouen. His book on the 13th- and 14th-century windows of Beauvais was published in 2006 by Princeton University Press, and he is currently writing the Corpus Vitrearum catalogue of medieval stained glass in the Glencairn Museum whose distinguished collection was assembled by Raymond Pitcairn (1885-1966), primarily during the 1920’s and 1930’s. His next research project will focus on a new area of interest: the fetish carvers of the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.

Admission: $10, Museum members Free.