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Basic Instincts: Art, Women & Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century

Starts 20 November 2017 - 10:00
Finishes 20 November 2017 - 17:00
Venue Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London
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This symposium has been organised alongside the Foundling Museum exhibition, Basic Instincts (29 September 2017 - 7 January 2018). Curated by Dr Jacqueline Riding, historical consultant, author and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London, Basic Instincts explores Georgian attitudes to love, desire and female respectability through the radical paintings of Joseph Highmore. 

The symposium will draw out some of the key themes of the exhibition, focusing on the depiction of women and sexuality in eighteenth-century culture. The confirmed speakers are: Emma Barker, Joanne Begiato (published as Bailey), Karen Lipsedge, Mary Peace, Kate Retford, Jacqueline Riding and Kirsten Tambling. Delegates will also be taken on a tour of the exhibition at the Foundling Museum. 

For further details, and to book a place, please follow this link. Tickets are £40, £30 concessions and Foundling Friends. 

 

 

 

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