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William Holman Hunt: Gallery Talks and Study Day

William Holman Hunt: Gallery Talks and Study Day

8th July 2010

William Holman Hunt, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, died 100 years ago on 7 September 1910. To mark his centenary, BM&AG art curators will be giving an informal introduction to some of Hunt’s most famous paintings and a study day will explore his work and its contexts.

The Reframing Holman Hunt Study Day will take place at Birmingham and Midland Institute on Saturday 6 November 2010 between 10.30am – 4.45pm. Jointly organised by BM&AG, the Birmingham and Midland Institute and the Art Fund, this study day will examine aspects of Hunt’s life and career. 

The papers will explore Hunt’s frames, his connections with Orientalism, his religious painting, and his relationship with his studio assistant and ‘son in art’ Edward Robert Hughes. The speakers for the day are Judith Bronkhurst, Nicholas Tromans, Michael Wheeler and Victoria Osborne.

Tickets £25 to include lunch. To book please contact Philip Fisher, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS. Tel: 0121 236 3591. Email: admin@bmi.org.uk

There will also be free Gallery Talks at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

16 September   'Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus'. Talk by Victoria Osborne

23 September   'The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple'. Talk by Tessa Sidey

30 September   'May Morning on Magdalen Tower'. Talk by Brendan Flynn

These will take place at 1pm in Gallery 18 at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.


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