Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Leach Library to Host Treasures of the Louvre

On Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host Dr. Andrew Laurie Stangel’s “Treasures of the Louvre” slide presentation. This program will focus on one of the world’s largest museums, the Louvre in Paris. Its extensive collections, which reach from antiquity to the twentieth century, include monuments from ancient Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome, as well as the largest collection of European paintings anywhere. Founded by Napoleon in 1793 as the world’s first public museum, the Louvre has existed for over two hundred years, and celebrated its 200th anniversary with an expansion of its facility and collection. This unique lecture will be illustrated with art-historical slides photographed by Dr. Stangel on the occasion of that anniversary.

Dr. Stangel is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA and Professor of Art History at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester. A recipient of numerous academic honors and distinguished teaching awards, he has lectured at colleges and universities, museums, and galleries in the United States and Europe. He also created and directed the Art History Tours for the United States Armed Forces in Europe. Join this seasoned speaker for a fascinating tour through one of the world’s great museums. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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