This program has been postponed until a later date, to be announced in the very near future.
Dr. Michael Norris's popular Armchair Art Tour series goes virtual! Join us for Party Hearty in the Middle Ages, a fun and fascinating lecture based largely on New York City collections. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
Despite the Middle Ages still sometimes being called the Dark Ages, people in that era often enjoyed good times, especially at the table. Through art and archaeology, learn about medieval foods and their preparation (including a recipe for roast unicorn!) in late-medieval feasts, as well as the rules and ceremonies under which these sumptuous foods were presented and the types of entertainment guests might enjoy. Works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Met's Cloisters Museum will highlight this talk.
Dr. Michael Norris got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.