A German Sculptor in Krakow: Veit Stoss and the Altarpiece of St. Mary

Veit Stoss, one of the greatest sculptors of the 16th century best known for creating the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world, will be discussed at the Polish Arts Club Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at The Harlem Road Community Center 4255 Harlem Rd Snyder NY 14226

“A German Sculptor in Krakow: Veit Stoss and the Altarpiece of St. Mary” will be explored by Brian Hammer, instructor of art history at Daemen. He will give an overview and provide analysis of the sculptor’s famous altarpiece,which is located in the Basilica of St. Mary in Krakow.
 
Considered a national treasure in Poland, the 42-foot-by-36-foot altarpiece was carved by Stoss over a period of 12 years and consists of more than 200 figures.
 
The event is free to members and open to the public a $5.00 donation to non members. Additional information is available by calling Chuck Peszynski at (716) 631-3717 or email chazman@roadrunner.com
 
Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Location: 
Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY beginning at 7 PM