The European Splendor Lecture Series in late 2021 was designed to bring context to the Haley Gallery exhibition European Splendors: Old Master Paintings from the Kress Collection, which was organized by the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina.
The series of Albany Museum of Art lectures delves into the Renaissance and Baroque periods, with paintings from those eras creating the appropriate setting.
Art professors who took part in the series and their topics were:
Keaton Wynn; professor of art history and ceramics; Georgia Southwestern State University; Spiritual Realities within the Immanent Frame;
Charles Williams; professor of visual art, art appreciation and art history; Albany State University; Multi-culturalism and the Artist Perspective in Renaissance Art;
Dr. Grace Harpster; assistant professor of art history; Georgia State University; Material and Meaning in the European Splendors Exhibition;
Dr. Elissa Auerbach; professor of art history; Georgia College & State University; Art for Faith’s Sake! How Religious Art Divided Europe in Early Modernity;
Dr. Joyce de Vries; professor and Department of Art & History chair; Auburn University; Living with Art: Paintings from the European Splendors Exhibition in the Renaissance Household.