Lorraine Karafel Contributes to Metropolitan Museum Exhibition on Tapestry

Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony tapestry

Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony tapestry. Image: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Assistant Professor of Art History Lorraine Karafel has contributed an essay to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition, Grand Design: Peter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry, which opens October 8 and runs through January 11, 2o15. Karafel will also chair a panel at the international symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition, which will take place January 10 and 11 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Coecke was a prolific designer for tapestries, stained glass and other objects; he designed and published books; and translated the work of the Italian architectural theorist Serlio.  In addition, Coecke ran a large workshop, training the next generation of designers and artists, including the painter Pieter Brueghel. More information on the exhibition, publication and symposium can be found here.