The Death of Marat is a painting by Jacques-Louis David of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. As a work of art, it is one of the most famous images of the French revolution. It is also a crime scene rich in clues, forensic evidence and investigative leads. There is a suspect, Charlotte Corday, who had means and motive. But what traces were left behind to implicate or exonerate her in this murder? Dr. Clotilde Roth-Meyer Berry, an art historian educated at the School of the Louvre and the Sorbonne, and Dr. Max M. Houck, an internationally-recognized forensic expert, will present The Death of Marat as both art and evidence, placing the painting in its historical context and aesthetics as well as meticulously detailing the scene like a modern forensic mystery.
Cost: Free! RSVP by Monday, October 9 at 727-803-9799 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 6:30 - 7:30pm Tuesday, October 10th 2017.
Doors will open at 6:00pm for social time, conversation begins at 6:30pm.
Where: The Dali Museum, Raymond James Community Room
One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg
Moderator: Rob Lorei, News Director WMNF 88.5 community radio
• Dr. Clotilde Roth-Meyer Berry graduated from the Ecole du Louvre in 1999. She received her PhD about Parisian Artists’ suppliers during the 19th Century in Art History with highest honors from the Sorbonne in 2004.
• Dr. Max M. Houck is an international forensic expert with experience in the private sector, academia, local government, and worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Division.
SciCafé St. Petersburg is an informal discussion series for adults created by Marine Exploration Center of St. Petersburg. Its purpose is to raise awareness and satisfy peoples’ curiosity about things scientific. The Dali Museum is a proud host of the 2017 evening series.
For information and to RSVP: email@example.com