Insider Insights: Emblem of Folly
Insider Insights: Emblem of Folly
Learn about the conservation of Emblem of Folly, an oil painting from the colonial Andes recently acquired by The Met. The unusual subject is taken from a Jesuit emblem book, the Pia Desideria, one of the most popular books of the 17th century.
The Met Museum
October 14, 2021 | 11:30 am
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Speaker details

José Luis Lazarte Luna
Assistant Conservator, Paintings Conservation, The Met

How to attend

Free with Museum admission. Note: Space is limited; first come, first served. We encourage you to make It is recommended to make museum reservations in advance. Reservations for Museum admission do not guarantee program admission.


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Image: Unknown artist, Peru (Cuzco), 18th century, after Boetius Adams Bolswert,  Emblem of Folly (detail) / courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art