Making Art, Making Meaning in Fifteenth-Century Flanders (October 19, 2018, Columbia University, New York)

Making Art, Making Meaning in Fifteenth-Century Flanders

The workshop will examine the making and meaning of art in fifteenth-century Flanders, with the aim of considering the context of Jan van Eyck’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, which is the center of an exhibition at the Frick Collection, New York, from September 18, 2018 to January 13, 2019.

The workshop will take place on October 19, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on the Morningside
Campus (116th Street) of Columbia University in 513 Fayerweather Hall.

Speakers: Speakers: Maryan Ainsworth, Till-Holger Borchert, Emma Capron, Jan Dumolyn, Ingrid Falque, David Freedberg, Susan Jones, & Walter Prevenier. The full programme can be found on the flyer.

The workshop is sponsored by the Studies of the Dutch-Speaking World, the European Institute, the Department of History, the Department of Art History and Archaeology, and the Making and
Knowing Project, Columbia University, with the support of the General Delegation of the
Government of Flanders to the USA, and in cooperation with the Frick Collection.
Advanced registration is required because of space limitations. Reserve through Eventbrite at:

For further information contact:
François Carrel-Billiard, Associate Director, European Institute (,
Martha Howell, Miriam Champion Professor of History (
Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History (, Director, Making and
Knowing Project