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Miller Focuses on Medieval Art, Architecture for PA/LS Lecture


February 29, 2000

[ Chartres Cathedral Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ohio Wesleyan's first Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PA/LS) event of the 21st century will focus on art and architecture in the 12th and 13th centuries.

On Monday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in OWU's Chappelear Drama Center, Malcolm Miller will present a lecture and series of slides on the medieval stained glass and sculpture of Chartres Cathedral.

As a student majoring in French at Durham University in England, Miller wrote his final honors paper on Chartres Cathedral, and spent one year in Chartres, France to do so. As a result of the paper, and because of his desire to live and work at Chartres, Miller was authorized to begin lecturing at the Cathedral in 1958, and has since earned an international reputation as a scholar, speaking to tens of thousands of visitors each year.

In 1998, Miller was knighted in the Order of Arts and Letters, and the National Order of Merit. He has also been awarded the Silver Medal of Tourism from the Ministry of Tourism, and the City of Chartres' "Médaille d'Honneur." In 1985, he made six documentaries for British television on medieval stained glass, entitled Every Window Tells a Story, since shown in many countries.

Single tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, and $4 for students ages 6 to 18. For more information or to reserve tickets call 740-368-3187.