"Living with Art: A conversation with Rachel Cohen, Bellamy Mitchell, and Nora Lambert" in connection with the exhibition, “Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe” at the Smart Museum of Art
Join us for an evening conversation about the place of artworks in the personal lives of their beholders, both past and present. Many of the works in "Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe" were made to be lived with, and meant to be part of the most intimate moments of life -- birth, death, marriage, sex. Their compelling power continues today. As part of the program, professor and art critic Rachel Cohen will lead a participatory close-looking conversation about one such work from the exhibition, curated by Nora Lambert. And the three panelists will talk together about contemporary responses to the works in the show, including Bellamy Mitchell's meditative essay published in Gulf Coast. Threads of this conversation began some years ago in Cohen's annual seminar "Writing About the Arts," in which both Lambert and Mitchell were students.