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LECTURE (June 2012): “Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century” investigates the dramatic changes in 17th-century technology and philosophy that set the stage for the modern world, using works of art.
Lecture by Twyla Kitts
“Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century”
In connection with the Jamestown Settlement exhibition “The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World,” Twyla Kitts of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) presented this lecture at Jamestown Settlement on June 9. 2012. Kitts, curator for the exhibition, investigates the dramatic changes in 17th-century technology and philosophy that set the stage for the modern world, using works of art from the VMFA collection to illustrate the shifts in international alliances, economic competition and world view that are characteristic of this transitional age.
Kitts is literary and teacher programs educator for VMFA’s Art and Education Department and collection educator for the Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque, Fabergé and 18th/19th-century European galleries. She received a bachelor’s degree in Russian history from the University of Virginia.