Past Event Tate Britain Talk

Curator’s talk and private view: Why the Pre-Raphaelites are modern By Tim Barringer

7 January 2013 at 18.30–20.30

This talk explores the idea of the Pre-Raphaelites as a pioneering avant-garde group, whose disrespectful, anti-establishment campaign brought new life to British art. Under discussion will be the Pre-Raphaelites' interest in the new technology of photography, their engagement with radical politics and their project of seeing the world afresh.

Followed by a private view of the exhibition.

Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and co-curator of Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. His work has focused on British art, American art and art of the British empire since 1750. His books include Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain, Reading the Pre-Raphaelites (new edition 2012) and Before and After Modernism (2010). He was co-curator of American Sublime, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica, and Art and Music in Britain, and curator of Opulence and Anxiety.


The Clore Auditorium

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7 January 2013 at 18.30–20.30

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Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde

12 Sep 2012 – 13 Jan 2013