A Valentine’s Day Event

The David Owsley Museum of Art is hosting Music in the Museum, Friday, February 14th. Join harpsichordist Rebecca Burkart in the Sculpture Court for a special program this Valentine’s Day. The program is filled with beautiful Baroque harpsichord music including “La Poule” (The Chicken), “Les Tourterelles” (The Turtledoves), and “Le Coucou” (The Cuckoo). The piece about turtledoves is particularly appropriate this Valentine’s Day, because turtle doves are typically associated with love. She says her selections, “harken back to a simpler time. . . It evokes a romantic feeling in us.”

Not only will she be sharing her musical talent, she will also present a talk about her harpsichord and the paintings on the soundboard compared to Baroque art.

Beginning at 6:00 pm, there will be a welcoming reception and cash bar in the Brown Study Room, followed by the concert at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

While at the museum, be sure to view some of our works of art involving love and relationships.

In the Frank and Rosemary Ball Gallery, is the Festival Bronze, Shiva and Parvati.  These Hindu god and goddess are also husband and wife.

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Unidentified Indian artisan, Festival Bronze, Shiva and Parvati, 2005.011.000

In the East Gallery is Psyche Abandoned, depicting the moment of abandonment after she forbiddingly looked upon her love, Cupid.

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Jan Joseph Taillasson, Psyche Abandoned, 2013.017.000

Showing the intimacy and love of a family, Henry Moore’s Family Group is on display in the North Galleries.

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Henry Moore, Family Group, 1951.003.000

Finally, although this is not on display, Robert Indiana is known for is LOVE sculptures and prints.

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Robert Indiana, LOVE, serigraph, 1968.010.000

We hope to see you and your loved ones at the Museum this Valentine’s Day!

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