Artful Nature: Fashion and Theatricality, 1770-1830 Masterclass

Event time: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Lewis Walpole Library See map
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Event description: 

The Lewis Walpole Library is pleased to host an objects-based masterclass around the exhibition Artful Nature: Fashion and Theatricality, 1770-1830 which opens at the library on February 6, 2020. The exhibition is organized by guest curators Laura Engel, Professor of English, Duquesne University, and Amelia Rauser, Professor of Art History, Franklin & Marshall College, with Cynthia Roman, the library’s Curator of Prints, Drawings and Paintings. 

The masterclass program will begin at 10:00 with a tour of the exhibition by Professor Rauser and Professor Engel. Following the tour, we will gather in the reading room at 11:00 for discussion around items selected from the library’s collection with Meredith Gamer, Assistant Professor of Art History, Columbia University, and Carolyn Day, Associate Professor of History, Furman University.

Participants may also want to attend a keynote lecture Fashionable Enemies: Glamour as Argument, 1770-1830 by Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Theater and Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University, at the Yale Center for British Art at 5:30 on February 6, 2020.

Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Register for the Artful Nature masterclass