Monday, April 09, 2007

16th & 17th Century Flemish Culture

September 29, 2007, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Keynote speaker: Wolfgang Mieder, Ph.D., Professor of German and Folklore, The University of Vermont

Beginning August 26, 2007, The Nassau County Museum of Art will exhibit major works by Pieter Bruegel, the Younger, including some of his most notable pieces: The Netherlandish Proverbs, The Peasant Wedding, Merriment and Seven Deadly Sins. In conjunction with this small but no less significant exhibition, the Nassau County Museum of Art is planning the first in a series of Humanities Symposia on September 29, 2007.

Contributors are encouraged to submit abstracts, no more than 300 words in length, for papers/presentations (10 - 12 minutes) that examine the rich culture that surrounds the work and life of Pieter Bruegel, the Younger. Topics of particular interest in this field include, but are not limited to, genre painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, The Eighty Years War and The Reformation. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2007. Send abstracts to as .doc attachments only. Panelists will be notified on or before August 15, 2007.


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