The Childhood of Christ in Art

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The Childhood of Christ in Art

The Childhood of Christ in Art

Dates: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2022
Times: 18.00–20.00 GMT
Location: Online (Zoom Webinar) 
Tutor: Dr Richard Stemp

Description: In the Christian Church, the beginning of December marks the start of Advent: the period leading up to Christmas that focuses on the preparations for the birth of Jesus. What better time to look at the ways in which the childhood of Christ is depicted in art?

Over two sessions, you’ll learn how the biblical narrative was combined with ideas from diverse sources to create the familiar image of Christmas. We’ll distinguish the different elements of the story, explore the ways in which they were interpreted, and discuss the wider implications for art and faith. The intricacy and subtlety of some of the Wallace Collection’s smaller works, sometimes difficult to see close-up in the museum, will be spectacularly revealed through the use of detailed imagery throughout the course.

Read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor. 

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticketholders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions. 

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only. 


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
06/12/2022 18:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £40
Online Course (Concession) £37
Online Course (Members) £35
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