Through the lens of the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, five renowned scholars will speak on trends in literature, history, landscape architecture, architecture, and art as exemplified by the neoclassical Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath and other great English homes such as Victorian Highclere Castle (a.k.a. “Downton Abbey”). Join us for a jaunt through history, art, the English countryside and the myriad lives that these historic houses have lived.
Other lectures in this series include:March 13: Chiyo Ishikawa, Seattle Art Museum Deputy Director for Art/Curator of European Painting & SculptureMarch 27: Kathryn Rogers Merlino, UW Assistant Professor of Architecture, on architectureApril 10: David Streatfield, UW Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, on landscape architectureApril 24: Fritz LevyMay 8: Jessica Burstein, UW Associate Professor of English, on country house literature in a talk entitled: Envious Show: The Country House in (and as) Literature
Prices above are for the entire lecture series. Tickets are available at www.lectures.org or by calling 206.621.2230.
Co-presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle Art Museum, and the University of Washington Alumni Association.