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Member Lecture: Neapolitan Crèche

December 3, 2016
Fullerton Hall
Free ticket required

Our 18th-century Neapolitan crèche, containing more than 200 figures, has become a unique feature in the Chicago holiday landscape. Associate curator Rebecca Long discusses the rich artistic heritage of this masterpiece and its place in the Art Institute’s collection.

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Crèche (detail), mid-18th century. Naples. Charles H. and Mary F. Worcester Collection, Ada Turnbull Hertle, Eloise W. Martin Legacy and Lacy Armour funds; restricted gifts of Mr. and Mrs. James N. Bay, Linda and Vincent Buonanno and Family, and Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.