Taking Dürer Out of the Box

May 12, 2011

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Albrecht Dürer, "The Rhinoceros," 1515

Albrecht Dürer, the great German painter, draftsman, printmaker, engraver, and mathematician, is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance. In this lecture, Susan Dackerman of Harvard University focuses on Dürer’s scientific images and his contributions to astronomy, cartography, mathematics, and natural history.

Susan Dackerman is former curator and head of the department of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the newly appointed Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at the Harvard University Art Museums. Dackerman's previous exhibition projects include "Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings, and Woodcuts" (Philadelphia, 2002) and "Book Arts in the Age of Dürer" (Baltimore Museum of Art, 2000).

Recorded Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago.