Anne Higonnet, Anne Whitney Olin Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University
"Gorgeous (In) Vestments"
For hundreds of years, male prelates wore the most splendid vestments. To understand the religious intentions of these sacred garments, there is no better guide than the great paintings, and especially portraits, that feature them.Buy the series
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination on view at The Met Fifth Avenue May 10–October 8, 2018.
Tickets to this series include same-day Museum admission during open hours.