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Darren McLean from Timber & Lime Conservation, will discuss restoration and repair to mosaic floors. The lecture will give a brief overview of mosaics and their Victorian resurgence with some examples of the materials used and the people who made them.
Niall Murphy’s lecture, Why Architectural Ornament Matters, in essence, is a primer about Ornament and the key role architectural ornament plays in creating good, conducive and healthy urban environments. Why are people attracted to ornament on buildings? Does it fulfil a need? Is the need to ornament our environment actually an intrinsic part of what makes us human?
Lectures are free to GCHT Friends or £5 donation for non-friends.
Please note, booking is essential for the lectures.
The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to showcase works from 1800 through the early twentieth century. The renovated galleries feature all of the Museum's most loved nineteenth-century paintings, which have been on permanent display in the past, as well as works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Soutine, Matisse, Picasso, and other early modern artists. Among the many additions are a full-room assembly of "The Wisteria Dining Room," a French art nouveau interior designed by Lucien Levy Dhurmer shortly before World War I that is the only complete example of its kind in the United States; Henry Lerolle's enormous The Organ Rehearsal (a church interior of 1885); a group of newly accessioned nineteenth-century landscape oil sketches; and a selection of rarely exhibited paintings by an international group of artists.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer and poet who became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Wilde’s retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist became the controversial play, Salomé, and was banned on the London stage in 1893. Illustrators have been attracted to its rhythmic prose and subject matter ever since. Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire presents the complete sets of the first and the most recent illustrations inspired by tragedy, including lithographs by symbolist artis Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872–1898) and engravings by Barry Moser (b. 1940). Books and periodicals featuring illustrations by Louis Jou, André Derain, and Valenti Angelo, among others, will also be on view.
Examine how the art of Gustav Klimt influenced both affinity for and reaction against the early work of notable modernist painters, including Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele.
Five-session course tickets ($120 member, $150 nonmember) are not available online. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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