This event is sold out. There will be a free simulcast of the lecture in the Nordstrom Lecture Hall. Limited seating available at the simulcast on a first-come, first-served basis.
This lecture by Gary Radke, curatorial advisor for Michelangelo Public and Private and Deanís Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University, explores the entire decorative program of the Sistine Chapel, offering a fuller appreciation of how Michelangelo responded to what came before him and how subsequent artists reacted to his work. When Michelangelo created his famous ceiling frescoes and the Last Judgment, he was not working on a blank slate. Other artists had already covered its walls with important paintings and inlaid its floor with elaborate geometric patterns. After he died, others supplemented, edited and "corrected" his work.
Gary Radke is the narrator of the free cell phone tour available in conjunction with the exhibition.
Bringing together some of the most compelling thinkers on a given cultural subject, Pivotal Perspectives is a timely and innovative forum that addresses pressing issues in art and society.