Lecture: The Beauty and Joy of Color: Whistler, Wilde and the History of the Peacock Room
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Dr. Lee Glazer, Curator of American Art, Freer/Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
In his 1882 lecture “The House Beautiful,” Oscar Wilde urged American audiences to reform their lives by redecorating their houses, and presented the Peacock Room—the infamous London interior by expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler—as a model to emulate. Dr. Glazer will trace the story of the room’s creation, its place in the history of the Aesthetic movement, and its lingering afterlife in the 20th century and beyond.
Advance ticket purchase is required. Preservation Society Members $10 / General Public $15
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