Join the Colby Club of DC and Professor of Art, Veronique Plesch for a gallery tour.
Le Grand Siecle: Classicism and Baroque in French 17th-century Art
"Speak to me of nothing small," Louis XIV of France famously declared when he met Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The art of France in the 17th century is indeed that of the Grand Siecle, the century of Versailles's grandeur, a celebration of the French king's absolute monarchy-but there is much more to it. This romp through the National Gallery's collection of French 17th-century art will make us travel through time and space: from the riches of Versailles, to Rome's artistic circles, and to peasant and bourgeois life in Lorraine.
Sunday, December 9
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
National Gallery of Art
4th Constitution Ave NW
Register for the event by going to www.colby.edu/events/dcgallerytour
Please meet the Colby group in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, under the Gianbologna Mercury Sculpture in the middle of the Rotunda.
Look for the Colby banner and please plan to arrive by 10:45 a.m.
Please Check the box on the registration form if you are interested in joining Professor Plesch and fellow alumni for lunch at a nearby venue following the gallery tour.