Marisa Anne Bass & Bernd Heinrich

April 12, 2020

Can contemporary art help rewrite a country’s history? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back MARISA ANNE BASS, associate professor of the history of art at Yale University. Tonight we talk about  Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (1478-1532), whose beautiful paintings of classical mythological subjects were part of a cultural search in the Low Countries for a renaissance of their very own. Marisa Anne Bass’ gorgeous book on the subject is: JAN GOSSART AND THE INVENTION OF NETHERLANDISH ANTIQUITY.


Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back BERND HEINRICH, acclaimed scientist, natural historian, and the author of numerous books. Tonight we talk about his latest book, a several years-long close study of the Tree Swallows that nest on his property: WHITE FEATHERS: THE NESTING LIVES OF TREE SWALLOWS.


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