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Muses and Makers: The Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang
March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm$25.00 – $35.00
Take a tour of Victorian England and the Pre-Raphaelite movement with the “Historian of the Victorian” Kirsty Stonell Walker! Go beyond the Brotherhood artists who created the magnificent artworks of the era, to the women behind the movement, including Elizabeth Siddal, Jane Morris, and Fanny Cornforth. During her presentation, Kirsty will bring these women and others out of the shadows and into the light, giving them much-deserved recognition for shaping and influencing the most beautiful and imaginative art movement in history. These movers, shakers, and heartbreakers flouted Victorian rules and fought against a society designed to stifle their passion and personality. They are the inspiration behind the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt to name a few. From models to artists, this “Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang” redefined what it meant to be attractive and influential in a male-dominated world, breaking new ground in art, business, and women’s rights. Kirsty’s portraits of these remarkable women will recast our understanding of the Pre-Raphaelites and reveal an enchanting, revolutionary band of women who remain unlikely and compelling role models today.
Space is limited; preregistration is required.