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Dartmouth Professor Considers Dutch Painter’s World of Women

Image of Girl with a Pearl EarringMontpelier ~ Dartmouth professor Jane Carroll will examine the portrayal of women in the work of seventeenth-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in a talk at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Her talk,Virtue and Vice: The World of Vermeer’s Women,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Carroll’s talk will focus on the stories of courtship, seduction, and virtue portrayed in Vermeer’s work, and on the encoded messages the paintings contained.

Carroll is Assistant Dean of Faculty at Dartmouth College and Senior Lecturer in Dartmouth’s Art History Department. She teaches courses in Gothic, Medieval, and Northern Renaissance Art. A graduate of Smith College, she received her PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She is the editor of Saints, Sinners, and Sisters: Gender and Northern Art in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Montpelier are held at Kellogg-Hubbard Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Montpelier First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriters for the First Wednesdays 2018-2019 series are The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

For more information, contact the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 802.223.3338 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities Council

The Vermont Humanities Council seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Because Ideas Matter.