Elizabeth Cleland: “Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe”

Elizabeth Cleland is the curator of the Metropolitan Museum’s upcoming exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry. Cleland speaks about this major figure of the Northern Renaissance who designed tapestries for the royal courts of Europe. The tapestries on view at the Museum are based on drawings by this Flemish master. Presented in conjunction with Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum. Cleland spoke at Bowdoin on Oct. 22, 2014.

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