An Elephant Comes to London: The African Elephant in European Imagination and Reality

LUNCHTIME TALK

An Elephant Comes to London: The African Elephant in European Imagination and Reality

Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 01:00PM
Price: Free with Museum admission

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Discover the answers in this talk by Columbia University scholar Adam Harris Levine as he delves into how the African elephant captured the imagination of medieval European society. As trade between continents increased, ideas blossomed in Europe about Africa and its inhabitants. Join Levine as he explores those ideas and the exquisite ivory artworks that were a product of medieval Europe’s fascination with African elephants.

 

 

Adam Harris Levine is the Art Gallery of Ontario’s newly appointed Assistant Curator of European Art. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University’s department of Art History and Archeology, where he focuses on late medieval sculpture and decorative arts. He holds an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK. His masters research recently appeared in the Sculpture Journal (2014). 

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