Past Event

Making Art, Making Meaning in Fifteenth-Century Flanders

October 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
513 Fayerweather Hall

The workshop will examine the making and meaning of art in fifteenth-century Flanders, with the aim of considering the context of Jan van Eyck’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, which is the center of an exhibition at the Frick Collection, New York, from September 18, 2018 to January 13, 2019.

The workshop will take place on October 19, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on the Morningside Campus (116th Street) of Columbia University in 513 Fayerweather Hall.

Speakers: Maryan Ainsworth, Till-Holger Borchert, Emma Capron, Jan Dumolyn, Ingid Falque, David Freedberg, Susan Jones, Walter Prevenier

Full program at


The workshop is sponsored by the Studies of the Dutch-Speaking World, the European Institute, the Department of History, and the Making and Knowing Project, Columbia University, with the support of the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA, and in cooperation with the Frick Collection

For further information contact:

  • François Carrel-Billiard, Associate Director, European Institute (
  • Martha Howell, Miriam Champion Professor of History (
  • Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History (, Director, Making and Knowing Project