BOOK TALK | The American Pre-Raphaelites and the Hudson River School
Sunday, April 30th
Free to the Public
Register in Advance Here: https://www.albanyinstitute.org/event/booktalk-sophie-lynford1
Join us for a book talk with Author and Curator Sophie Lynford on her book Painting Dissent: Art, Ethics, and the American Pre-Raphaelites. Her talk will follow how the American Pre-Raphaelites founded a uniquely interdisciplinary movement composed of politically radical abolitionist artists and like-minded architects, critics, and scientists.
Active during the Civil War, this dynamic collective united in a spirit of protest, seeking sweeping reforms of national art and culture. This lecture explores how the American Pre-Raphaelites publicly rejected their prominent contemporaries, the artists known as the Hudson River School.
Embracing models of landscape theory and artistic practice drawn from their British counterparts across the Atlantic, the American Pre-Raphaelites established themselves as eloquent critics of slavery and antebellum American society.
Sophie Lynford is the Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art at the Delaware Art Museum. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century American and British art. Her book, Painting Dissent: Art, Ethics, and the American Pre-Raphaelites, was published by Princeton University Press in Fall 2022.