Clark Library staff and faculty wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
In honor of the season, we have a 1750 triptych from our art collection on display in the lobby. Triptychs were a popular form of Christian art and consist of three painted, or carved, panels and the side panels can be closed like shutters. This format made it easier to protect and transport, and viewing could be limited to special occasions.1 See high resolution images of this triptych (open and closed) in our digital Art in the Clark Library collection.
1 “triptych.” The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 9 Dec. 2014