Roots Of Knowledge Panel Q1


Roots Of Knowledge Panel Q1


The stage is set—literally—for this window that introduces the arts and sciences of the 1700s. The venue is the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth where Handel rehearses his choral Messiah, with oversized books of the Enlightenment, such as Diderot’s Encyclopedie, acting as stage props. The backdrops are buildings connected to the American Revolution: Philadelphia’s Independence Hall (the Middle Colonies), Boston’s Old State House (New England), and Monticello in Charlottesville (the South).



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