Pre-Raphaelites

“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 …

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Website for Facing the Late Victorians

A follow-up to one of our earlier posts: there is now a website for the Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner exhibition at the Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL. The exhibition, which contains portraits of Edward Burne-Jones, William and May Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Swinburne, …

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Facing the Late Victorians Exhibition at the Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL

When the Tampa Bay Hotel opened in 1891, hotel guests were reading Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot and talking about the latest paintings by James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. They congregated on the veranda and in the Grand Salon to recite the poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson and chuckled with …

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Morris Society Calls for Papers—MLA 2011 Updated

William Morris SocietyCALLS FOR PAPERS (updated) 2011 Modern Language Association Annual Convention6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles, CA 1. “Morris and the Arts: Books, Painting, Crafts, Architecture“ This is a regular session sponsored by the William Morris Society in the United States. We seek 15-minute papers which deal with William Morris and his close associates’ work …

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Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-RaphaelitesCall for papers—proposals due 15 March 2010

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWAREWINTERTHUR MUSEUM & COUNTRY ESTATEDELAWARE ART MUSEUM7–9 October 2010 “Useful and Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be the subject of a conference and related exhibitions to be held 7–9 October 2010 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur …

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The Days of Creation Lecture 18 November at Harvard

On Wednesday, 18 November, Miriam Stewart, assistant curator, Department of Drawings, Harvard Art Museums, will speak on The Days of Creation – In-Sight: Looking Deeper and Differently at Harvard’s Sackler Museum. When Henry James saw Edward Burne-Jones’s watercolor series The Days of Creation exhibited in 1877, he noted the artist’s “imagination, his fertility of invention, …

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The Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource

It is almost inconceivable that one institution could have as many as 2,300 works by the Pre-Raphaelites and their associates, and perhaps even more unbelievable that all of them could be digitized and made available online. Yet it’s true. All of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s massive collection—paintings and drawings major, minor, iconic, and …

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Save the Date! Useful and Beautiful Conference in Delaware, October 2010

Save the Date!Useful and Beautiful:The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites7–9 October 2010Newark and Wilmington, DEA conference and related exhibitions, 7-9 October 2010, at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate (Wilmington, DE). Organized with the assistance of the William Morris …

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