Hoehn Family Galleries

Life, Death, and Resurrection

13 September – 13 December 2019

Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection will include over 40 original drawings and prints by Italian Renaissance artists—including Michelangelo, Filippo Lippi, and others—from the renowned collection of the British Museum. This exhibition represents the first time that many of these objects will be displayed in the U.S., and thus is a unique opportunity to study these rare and beautiful works.

Hugh Chapman, the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, and a leading authority on Michelangelo’s drawings, curated the exhibit, together with his colleague Sarah Vowles. Michelangelo’s drawing entitled The Three Crosses, depicting Christ on the cross between two thieves, is one of the few large-scale, fully finished drawings by the Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor to survive to our present time. The drawing is joined by scenes of the Nativity, Crucifixion and Resurrection in a variety of masterpieces on paper – from woodcuts and etchings – to drawings in chalk and ink.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum, the University of San Diego, and the Timken Museum of Art, San Diego. Reservations are recommended to attend, but not required. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance of attendance. 

Image: Giovanni de’ Vecchi, The Lamentation with Saints Nicholas and Catherine of Alexandria, 1550–1600, Brush drawing in brown and mauve wash. ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day


Free to attend, reservations recommended. 
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Opening Celebration

Thursday, September 12
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Lecture by Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings, The British Museum
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Reception
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Reservations are not required for the Opening Celebration. 

Prints & Pinot

Thursday, October 17
5:30 – 8:00pm
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Connecting Art, Anatomy, and Religion in the Italian Renaissance

Saturday, October 19
6:00 p.m.
Lecture by Kevin Petti, Ph.D.
Founder, Anatomia Italiana

Theatre, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

7:15 p.m.
Reception and Viewing
Hoehn Family Galleries Foyer, Founders Hall

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Michelangelo’s Sacred Bodies

Thursday, October 24
5:30 p.m.
Lecture by Christian Kleinbub, Ph.D.
Professor, The Ohio State University
Ministry Center (Behind Founders Hall)

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Faculty Gallery Talks

Thursday, October 3
5:00 – 6:00pm
Susie Babka, Theology and Religious Studies
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Thursday, October 10
5:00 – 6:00pm
Mike Kelly, Philosophy
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Thursday, October 31
5:00 – 6:00pm
Paul Evans, Digital Humanities
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Thursday, November 7
5:00 – 6:00pm
Molly McClain, History
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Tuesday, November 12
6:00 – 7:00pm
Brittany Asaro, Italian
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Thursday, November 21
5:00 – 6:00pm
Abraham Stoll, English
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Reservations are not required for Gallery Talks.