“A Teachable Feast: The Festive Tavern in the Low Countries in the 17th Century”
“A Teachable Feast: The Festive Tavern in the Low Countries in the 17th Century” – Sunday, November 13, 3-4 PM
Independent art historian and Gloucester resident Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard will give a talk examining the ways several Dutch and Flemish artists used humor in the context of the feast to galvanize communities. Along the way, we will discover some of the rituals, objects and spirit underpinning early modern feasting.
Three overarching themes emerge: drinking as social duty, festive performance as communal glue, and the importance of teaching children (and adults!) how to misbehave at the holiday table. A close look at a selection of works of art prove the feast as a ritual backdrop for change.
Open to the Public, Suggested Donation: $10
Register at: rockyneckartcolony.eventbrite.com