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CODARTfocus: The Tudors

A Virtual Visit: Netherlandish Art at the Tudor Courts

Online – Thursday, 1 December 2022
16:00 – 17:15 (CET) / 10:00 – 11:15 AM (EST)

On Thursday, 1 December 2022, together with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, CODART is organizing an online study meeting dedicated to the exhibition The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England, which is on view at The Met from 10 October, 2022 to 8 January, 2023. From King Henry VII’s seizure of the throne in 1485 to the death of his granddaughter Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, England’s Tudor monarchs used art to legitimize and glorify their tumultuous reigns. The exhibition –  organized by the Met and The Cleveland Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – traces the transformation of the arts under their rule through more than 100 objects, including iconic portraits, spectacular tapestries, manuscripts, sculpture, and armor, from both the Museum collection and international lenders. This meeting will allow CODART members who are unable to visit New York this fall to virtually enjoy a guided tour through the exhibition with its curators.

CODARTfocus on 1 December

This CODARTfocus will feature the exhibition’s co-curators, Adam Eaker (Associate Curator, European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Elizabeth Cleland (Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art), for a discussion and virtual tour with an emphasis on the work of Netherlandish artists for the Tudor courts, ranging from portraits by artists such as Marcus Gheeraerts and Hans Ewouts to a spectacular series of tapestries woven in Brussels. Major loans from Dutch and Belgian institutions include the monumental cartoons for stained glass, depicting Mary I of England and Philip II of Spain, from the Sint-Janskerk, Gouda, and a massive bronze candelabrum once designated for the tomb of Henry VIII and now on loan from the Sint-Baafskathedraal in Ghent. During the event, the curators will provide a virtual walk-through of the exhibition and discuss both the process of curatorship and the historical links between the Low Countries and Tudor England. Their presentation will be followed by a discussion with opportunities for questions from attendees. The session will be moderatoted by Frederica van Dam (Curator of Old Masters, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent).


The CODARTfocus will take place via Zoom on Thursday, 1 December, 16:00-17:15 (CET) / 10:00-11:15 (EST). Registration is open to CODART members and is offered free of charge. To take part in this event, payment of your annual membership contribution is required.


Please register through Zoom. Applications will be continuously reviewed by CODART. You will receive a personal link to join the meeting after your application has been approved.