On November 25, 2018, American Friends of Chartres, in collaboration with the Embassy of France and the National Gallery of Art, will present a special screening of the documentary film Chartres: La lumière retrouvée! (Chartres: Light Reborn!) The event takes place at 2 p.m., in the East Building Auditorium of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The partial restoration of Chartres Cathedral that took place from 2014 to 2016 focused on the nave, stained-glass windows, and first figures in the ambulatory. Chartres: La lumière retrouvée documents this meticulous process through observation and conversations with numerous restorers, archaeologists, scientists, and architects. The screening is followed by a panel discussion with Madeline Caviness, Mary Richardson Professor Emeritus and Professor of the History of Art Emerita, Tufts University; and Ellen Shortell, Professor of History of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Remarks by Dominique Lallement, President, American Friends of Chartres, and Michel Charbonnier, Consul General of France.
Visit the National Gallery of Art’s calendar to view the event.