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Lecture: Enchanted Woods and Living Waters: Medieval Fountains in Word and Image


Elina Gertsman 

Saturday, February 18, 2:00 
Lecture Hall. 

Simultaneously perilous and tantalizing, medieval fountains were paradoxical, hybrid things: they indexed love and loss, joy and suffering, passion and danger, life and death. Elina Gertsman, professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University, addresses representations of fountains in late medieval art and literature. She will take the audience from the wilds of Broceliande to the parks of Pleasure, and from the unattainable springs of eternal youth to the cleansing waters of the fountain of life.

Free, reservations required. Reserve tickets through the box office at (216) 421-7350 or online at engage.clevelandart.org