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Conceiving Christ’s Nativity in Art from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Call to mind a picture of the Christmas story. Chances are its features are familiar: manger, stable, star, shepherds, wise men, animals. Our way of imagining Christ’s birth continues an age-old tradition forged by visionary artists as well as theologians, mystics, and preachers. This class explores the roots of this tradition in works of art from the sixth to the fourteenth century. Come explore some of the early depictions of Christ’s birth with local art historian Jean Sorabella.

JeanJean Sorabella is an independent art historian and a freelance lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia and has taught at Columbia, Smith, and Providence College.

This is a Faith Forward opportunity.