Weintz Art Lecture Series: Cynthia Hahn

Mon November 14th 2022, 5:30pm
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Department of Art & Art History
Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
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Stanford Department of Art & Art History's J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series presents Cynthia Hahn, Professor of Art History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center CUNY.

"Spaces of Vision: Rock Crystal and Global 'Value' in the Medieval and pre-Modern world"

Image Details: Ottonian Enger Cross with a reused Carolingian crystal (Berlin  Kunstgewerbemuseum)

Cynthia Hahn is Professor of Art History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center CUNY. Her recent books concern reliquaries including: Strange Beauty (Penn State, 2012), Saints and Sacred Matter (ed. with Holger Klein, Harvard, 2015), The Reliquary Effect (Reaktion, 2017), and Passion Relics and the Medieval Imagination (UCalif, 2020).  Her work on rock crystal includes articles but also the edited volume, with Avinoam Shalem: Seeking Transparency (Gebr. Mann Verlag, 2020). She is also currently working on Jewelry and bodily adornment for a volume for Reaktion press, and has published the catalog The Thing of Mine I have Loved the Best: Significant Jewels for Les Enluminures, and Heart’s Desire: The Darnley Jewel and the Human Body (Nat Gal of Scotland, 2020).

This lecture series is made possible by a generous grant from Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz.  

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