Gallery Program

Friday Evening Gallery Event—Seven Deadly Sins

Jan Steen, Merry Company on a Terrace

Envy, lust, gluttony—what sin are you most guilty of? Explore the dark and indulgent trappings of the Seven Deadly Sins by choosing among interactive experiences with art!

Chart your own path to catch thievery in the act, explore wrath with a psychologist, and find the devil lurking in the details of master paintings in the New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800. Conclude your evening by satisfying your desires with the luscious libations and tasty tidbits of the Great Hall Balcony Bar.

Gluttony: Give into gluttony and debauchery in Jan Steen's Merry Company on a Terrace with educator Alice W. Schwarz.

Wrath: Untangle the complex emotions and motives behind Judith's wrath in Lucas Cranach the Elder's Judith with the Head of Holofernes with psychologist Emily Balcetis and educator Inés Powell.

Envy: Find out how the greedy tricksters in George de La Tour's The Fortune Teller attempt the art of the steal with sleight-of-hand artist Ryan Oakes and educator Megan Kuensting.

Lust: Surrender to the power of lust as you explore the tragic myth depicted in Venus and Adonis by Peter Paul Rubens with educator Page Knox.

Greed: Conjure up your interpretations of sorcery and its consequences by exploring the magic of Pieter van Laer's Magic Scene with Self-Portrait with educator Monica Mariño.

Sloth: Take your time to watch the slow process of copying a work of art as Joao Brãndão replicates the slothful image of Guido Reni's Charity.

Pride: Boastful or proud? Explore the expression of Philip IV (1605–1665), King of Spain by Velázquez with educator John Mitchell.

Artful Cocktails: Indulge the senses with cocktails at the Great Hall Balcony Bar, available for purchase. Last call at 8:00 p.m.

Part of Friday Evening Gallery Event—Seven Deadly Sins.

Above: Jan Steen (Dutch, 1626–1679). Merry Company on a Terrace (detail), ca. 1670. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1958 (58.89)

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