Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Part I: Art Lecture
May 14 • 1:15p • Isabel Hall or
May 15 • 7:00p • Lecture Room
Part II: Book Discussion
May 28 • 1:15p • Isabel Hall or
May 29 • 7:00p • Lecture Room
Free to the public
Both a murder mystery and comedy of errors, this delightful novel by British writer Sarah Caudwell is the story of Julia Larwood, a young barrister who finds herself accused of murder while on an art lover's tour of Venice. A friend comes to her aid and unravels the clues, discovering an art theft, an impersonation, and the identity of the killer. Our first meeting will set the stage by exploring some of the artworks mentioned in the book. Two weeks later, we'll meet to discuss the novel. Books are available in the Museum Shop.
FIA book discussions focus on works of fiction and non-fiction related to art, art museums, or FIA collections.
Fantasy, Fiction, & Fact in Popular Illustration: 1750–1900
May 16 • 6:00p
PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Michigan-Flint
Free to the public
The rise of digital media has revolutionized arts and culture in the 21st century, but just as profound was the emergence of printed media through caricature and satire in the 18th and 19th centuries. This lecture will explore the ways in which satire and caricature threatened the status quo in the British art world, with a focus upon artists who were known for their moralizing messages, including William Hogarth, George Cruikshank, and Frederick Barnard. Guests will enjoy a discussion about how art was defined and viewed as a cultural force in the Victorian era.
Dr. Lippert is a Modernist scholar of late 18th through early 20th-century French and British art history. She is also an active scholar in her secondary areas of Renaissance and Baroque art history. She graduated with a PhD in art history from The Pennsylvania State University, after completing a Master of Arts in Art History and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Art History and Criticism from The University of Western Ontario.
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The Breakfast Scene (from 'Marriage à la Mode')
engraving on paper, n.d.
21 7/8 x 27 1/2 inches (sheet)
20 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches (image)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Mott, 1964.26
Bray Series are made possible by the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust