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February 2019

The Nature of Humor from the Victorians to the Present

February 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - February 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$200. – $250. 10 tickets left

Tamar March, Ph.D. What is the essence of humor, of wit, of irony? What is the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous in human behavior? Is the ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny definable? We will explore these questions by discussing examples drawn from a range of writers, including writers from the Victorian era (to compliment the theme of the VBMA's current exhibition Victorian Radicals), ranging from…

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March 2019

The Victorian Avant-Garde: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

March 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$30. – $40. 181 tickets left

Tim Barringer, Chair and Paul Mellon Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University Space is limited; pre-registration is required. This talk explores the radical response of British artists, designers and theorists to the rapid changes around them.  Orthodox Victorian thinking welcomed industrialization and the new cities as a manifestation of Britain’s status as the world’s leading nation, but artists saw the environmental costs and regretted the loss of aesthetic quality that came with mass production.…

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