Saturday October 21

Japan Society

5pm | Lecture

Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Views of Paradise

In the fifteenth century, Renaissance master artist Lorenzo Ghiberti innovated a new, humanistic form of sculpture in his “Gates of Paradise” –storied panels he created for the east portal of the Baptistery at the Florence Cathedral. Nearly five-hundred years later, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has memorialized Ghiberti’s. landmark achievement in a new series of monumental black-and-white photographs, produced to scale. Join Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Ph.D., Canon of the Florence Cathedral and Director of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, for an exhibition inaugural lecture focusing on the legacy of the Ghiberti’s “Gates,” and Sugimoto’s novel interpretation. Tickets $15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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Above: Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948), Red and White Plum Blossoms Under Moonlight (diptych), 2014. Platinum and palladium print. Odawara Art Foundation. © Hiroshi Sugimoto.