Conexion San Ángelo/ Staff report

SAN ANGELO – The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurinda Dixon, Professor Emerita from Syracuse University, and internationally-recognized expert on the art of Hieronymus Bosch. Dixon will present a lecture entitled: Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights: Science or Non-Science? on Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the SAMFA Meeting Room. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Laurinda Dixon is a Professor Emerita at Syracuse University, where she taught for thirty-five years. She is the author of two books on Hieronymus Bosch, most recently Bosch (Phaidon Press). In addition, she is the editor and author of ten books on the intersection of art and science before the Enlightenment, specifically Bosch and the early science of alchemy, the relationship of art and gynecology in the Renaissance, and the early modern phenomenon of "melancholia" as a cultural construct. Dixon continues to lecture at museums and universities in this country and abroad. Thursday’s presentation is given in conjunction with SAMFA’s present exhibits, including one we are calling The Garden of Earthly Delights, in honor of Bosch’s creation. The exhibit will be open through Sunday, December 3.

Dr. Dixon’s lecture is hosted by the SAMFA Collector’s Society, a group within the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts’ membership, that each year presents a series of discussions and talks on a broad range of issues. This year’s lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the FMH Foundation in Midland. For more information please call the museum at 653-3333.

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