Get an insider's look at collections, exhibitions and museum projects in this periodic series of illustrated talks led by museum staff. The event begins in the Carnegie Café with coffee and light breakfast fare with friends before the lecture in the Museum of Art Theater.
December 12: The Presepio
Celebrate the season with your friends or meet new ones over a light breakfast in the Carnegie Café. Then, learn about the museum's renowned Neapolitan presepio, a stunning display handcrafted by Italian artists between 1700 and 1830 that re-creates the Nativity within a vibrant panorama of 18th-century Italian village life. Rachel Delphia, the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, explores the history behind this beloved annual exhibition in an illustrated talk in the CMA Theater. Docents will be on hand in the Hall of Architecture following the program for further conversation.
10:30–11 a.m.: Light
breakfast fare in the Carnegie Café
11 a.m.–noon: Curator's talk in the CMA Theater
Cost: $35 ($28 Members); Call 412.622.3288 for tickets or register online.