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Lectures | Benjamin West at Spencer House

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on March 8, 2016

I noted this small exhibition a week ago but failed to include the programming details. The first lecture takes place on Monday. CH

Benjamin West at Spencer House
Spencer House, London, 31 January 2016 — 29 January 2017

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the State Rooms at Spencer House, James ‘Athenian’ Stuart’s early neo-classical interiors will showcase work of Benjamin West, a central figure in the development of neo-classical painting. Central to the exhibition is West’s Milkmaids in St. James’s Park, Westminster Abbey Beyond (ca. 1801, oil on panel, Paul Mellon Fund), which is on special loan to the Rothschild Foundation from the Yale Center for British Art. . . .

To complement the exhibition, a series of three lectures about Benjamin West will take place at Spencer House, followed by drinks:

• Loyd Grossman, How to Paint History: Benjamin West and the Death of General Wolfe, 14 March at 6.30pm
• Desmond Shawe-Taylor (The Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures), Benjamin West and George III, 18 July at 6.30pm
• Lars Kokkonen (Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art), Evaporations: Milkmaids in St. James’s Park No More, 14 November at 6.30pm

Booking information is available here»

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