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A view of the newly cleaned Cathedral of Notre-Dame at Chartres, presented by Mary Prevo, a Senior Lecturer in Art History in the Department of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College.

What looks like a unified design is actually the result of over sixty years of construction in horizontal layers. The construction, funded by pious donations and a belief in the efficacy of prayer, either moved quickly or languished depending of local, national, and even international events. The building towered over a thriving market town, which was under the shared and often contested control of the bishop, the count, and the king.

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This program is a part of the Centuries of Art series, brought to you in partnership by Williamsburg Regional Library, the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


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