“The Music of Dante Gabriel Rossetti”—Lecture by Karen Yuen at the Delaware Art Museum

Karen Yuen, the 2010 University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Museum Fellow in Pre-Raphaelite Studies, will speak on “The Music of Dante Gabriel Rossetti” on Tuesday, 20 April, at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE. Her talk will focus on Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s changing attitude towards music as he matured. Described by his peers as a “music hater,” Rossetti was, at the same time, the most musically-inspired Pre-Raphaelite, producing countless paintings with color harmonies and musical instruments. Dr. Yuen’s research and presentation will explain the nature of Rossetti’s relationship with music, tracing the development of music in Rossetti’s works from the late 1840s to the 1870s. Prior to the lecture, the galleries devoted to the museum’s Pre-Raphaelite collection (the largest outside the UK) will be open.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

4.00 p.m.
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE
(302) 371-9590
The lecture is free and open to the public.

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