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Curatorial Talk & Book Launch : "Victorian Radicals"

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Join the American Federation of Arts for a conversation and reception on the occasion of the upcoming traveling exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Exhibition co-curator Tim Barringer will be joined by scholars Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D. and Peter Trippi for a lively discussion about the ideas that preoccupied artists and critics in Victorian England—the relationship between art and nature; questions of class and gender identity; the value of the handmade versus machine production; and the search for beauty in an age of industry.

The accompanying catalogue, published by Prestel, will be available for sale.


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Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the History of Art at Yale University. He specializes in the art of Britain and the British Empire, notably the Pre-Raphaelites, and American painting. He has curated exhibitions at Tate Britain, Yale and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, New York, and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large at The Brooklyn Rail. He has curated and co-curated several exhibitions on topics ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian art to contemporary artists. His most recent publications include John Everett Millais (Phaidon, 2012).

Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational art. He is president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, a firm he established through which he has co-curated exhibitions about the Victorian painters J.W. Waterhouse and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Previously, he served as director of the Dahesh Museum of Art (New York) and vice director for development at the Brooklyn Museum.


About the Exhibition

In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain, engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision that found inspiration in the pre-industrial past and came to decisively influence visual culture in Britain and beyond.

Drawn from the outstanding collection of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Victorian Radicals will, for the first time, bring together paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—to illuminate this most dynamic period of British art in an exhibition of unparalleled historical and visual richness.


The AFA thanks Prestel and Rizzoli Bookstore for supporting this event.

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