January 11 Print Showcase II: Goltzius's Passion
Gallery talk begins at 6:30 PM; cash bar opens at 5 PM

Dana E. Cowen, Ph.D., Associate Curator of European Art, presents a in-gallery talk featuring Hendrick Goltzius’s series of twelve engravings depicting the Passion of Christ, on short term loan to the Museum in celebration of the reinstalled European Galleries.

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617) was among the most sought-after printmakers of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries for his superior and distinctive engraving style. His Passion series, which enjoyed immense popularity during his lifetime, demonstrates his engagement with the art of famous northern printmakers Albrecht Dürer and Lucas van Leyden as well as the theological climate of the Netherlands at the turn of the century.

Cowen will explore the significance of the series to Goltzius’s body of work, particularly its devotional significance and how it stands apart from earlier Passion series he emulated. The Passion by Hendrick Goltzius will be on view until May 2018.

Program is free and open to the public.

THE MUSEUM IS OPEN TONIGHT (January 11, 2018). THIS PROGRAM WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED. For information, contact the Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862.

What's pictured:
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558 - 1617), Christ Crowned with Thorns from The Passion, 1597. Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper.