Thursday nights are especially busy this April at the museum. We have either two or three events going on every Thursday for the rest of the month, and it's all free.
Tonight at 7 p.m., we have the beginning of our three-film series "Dress the Part: Fashion in Movies and Magazines," with "Bill Cunningham: New York," a documentary about the wonderful New York Times Style section photographer who creates collages of what people are wearing now (like this week's, which focused on spring)
Preceding the film, at 5:30 p.m., we have two lectures on the exhibition "A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery."
Trinita Kennedy, associate curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, in Nashville, Tenn., will speak on the above-pictured painting, the "Madonna of the Fireplace." Kennedy helped organize the exhibition with the BJUMG, contributing to its catalogue, but she's discovered even more about this painting since then and will present her findings. Our other speaker is John Nolan, from BJUMG, who will talk on the history of Northern Renaissance collecting at university art museums, in which his institution was a leader. Want to learn more? Read this Red & Black article on the lectures.
Remember, parking in the surface lots surrounding the museum is free after 5 p.m., even on weekdays.