Art History in the Pub
Art History in the Pub is a series of talks that take place on the last Monday of each month. Informal, but informing. They are free, entertaining, and open to all.
Art History in the Pub is part of the AAH's commitment to bring interesting, cutting-edge art-historical research to a wider, public community. It's FREE and no booking required.
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7.30pm, Monday 31 March, London
Speaker: Sarah Victoria Turner, Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, mysticism and the visual arts
In this talk, Sarah Turner will explore the fascinating and always colourful relationships between artists and the Theosophical Society. Founded in 1875 in the United States before establishing its international headquarters in India , the Theosophical Society was formed of a cosmopolitan community of adherents worldwide . Sarah will discuss what attracted artists in the nineteenth and early twentieth century to this occult movement, arguing that Theosophy had a deep cultural impact on many modern artists and art writers.
Dr. Sarah Turner is Assistant Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre. Previously, she was lecturer in the History of Art Department at the University of York. She is currently writing a book on the display and reception of Indian art in Britain, provisionally entitled Indian Impressions: Encounters with South Asia in British Art, c. 1900-1940. She is involved with several research projects including the Leverhulme-funded international network Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts c.1875-1960, click here for information.
Curated by Christina Bradstreet (Sotheby's Institute of Art) who is the current Guest Curator for Art History in the Pub.
Guest Curators for Art History in the Pub. We are currently on the look out for people interested in curating 3 talks for for AHitP during 2014. If you would like to know more send us an email.
Directions & Details
If you've not been before then a speaker talks for about 30 minutes followed by questions. The talk takes place in the main bar, it is free, entertaining, and anyone is welcome.
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden NW1 8BG,
Telephone: 020 74822054
From Chalk Farm tube: Turn left out of the station and cross Chalk Farm Road at the lights. The pub is about five minutes walk down the road on the left.
From Camden Town: Take the Camden High Street exit and turn right. Head up the street past Camden Lock and under the rail bridge and proceed up Chalk Farm Road. The pub is a couple minutes walk from the bridge on the right.
By tube: Chalk Farm station (450m) – zone 2 / Camden Town station (530m) – zone 2
By train: Kentish Town West station (460m) / Camden Road station (550m)
24 February, Barrie Bullen, 'Raising the Dead: Spiritualism and the poetry and art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti'
27 January, Samantha Lippett and Helen Knowles, 'Birth Online/ Birth Offline'
25 November, Sonia Solicari; 'Curating the Neo-Victorian'
15 November, Paul Becker, The work and life of fictitious British sculptor Anton Lesseman (1899-1971)
28 October, Majella Munro, Shunga: Erotic Japanese Prints
23 September, Iain Borden, Skateboarding – an Urban Art
24 June, Rosalind McKever, Back to the Futurism! or, Why the Futurists loved Art History
27 May, Marion Endt Jones (University of Manchester), A Totalising Monster: Coral in Art and Culture
30 April, David Hopkins, Drunkeness. Edinburgh. AHitP Scotland. http://aah.org.uk/events/art-history-in-the-pub/scotland.
25 March, Janet Tyson (Independent Scholar) Strategies for mystery: Comparing René Magritte’s Menaced Assassin with Gerard David’s Nativity
25 February, Sarah Chaney (UCL) & Nicholas Tromans (Kingston), Art, the Archive and the Avant-Garde Asylum, c. 1890 - 1914
28 January, Jennifer Wallis (Queen Mary University of London), Picturing the psyche: Fragments of the insane body in the late 19th century
10 December, Lara Eggleton (University of Leeds), Gypsies or Moors?: re-staging Andalusian identity in the nineteenth-century photograph
29 October, Emily Candela (Royal College of Art), The Animated Atomic
24 September, Pip Patrick (UCL), Obese medieval monks: deconstructing the stereotype
3 September, Art History in the Pub Presents... 'The Lizardman Speaks! Erik Sprague in conversation with Matt Lodder' click here for more details
21 August, Claire Trevien (University of Warwick), Caricaturing Charlatans: Depictions of Science in French Revoltionary prints'
30 July, Paul Dobraszczyk (University of Manchester), 'Into the belly of the beast: exploring London's Victorian sewers'
18 June, Catherine Daunt (University of Sussex) 'Heroes and villains: portraits of the famous and the infamous in Tudor and Jacobean England'
28 May, Fern Riddell (King's College London), 'The Daunton-Shaws: Monarchs of the Wheel' Trick Cycling in the British Music Halls, 1899 - 1929
30 April, Lynda Nead (Birkbeck), 'Stilling the Punch: Boxing, Violence and the Photographic Image'
30 March, Elena Lipsos (University of Exeter), 'A Genealogy of Pin-Up: From 19th-Century Japanese ukiyo-e prints to the 1930s American Petty Girl.'
27 February, Nina Edwards (Freelance Writer & Researcher): 'On the Button'
30 January, Ben Zweig (Boston University), 'From Despair to Love: Picturing Suicide in Medieval Art'
9 December, Christina Bradstreet (Sotheby's Institute) 'Scented spectres and the smell of ghosts'
28 November, Petra Lange-Berndt (UCL) on 'Taxidermy and Colonial Practice'
24 October, Sam Gathercole (Croydon Art College) on 'Signs of Post-War Housing'
26 September, Hannah Williams (University of Oxford) on "The Violent Suicide of François Lemoyne: An 18th-Century Art History Mystery"
22 August, Matt Lodder, "Not Just For Sailors Any More: Tattooing in the Media".
25 July, Camilla Smith (University of Birmingham), "Tourism, Sexology and Homosexuality in Curt Moreck’s Guide to “Depraved” Berlin (1931)"