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2017 Sep 07

MHC: The Belatedness of Work: Ford Madox Brown and the Problem of Realism | Pamela Fletcher, Bowdoin College

Location: 

Barker Center Rm. 133 (Plimpton Room), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

Abstract

When Ford Madox Brown first had the idea for his self-described “magnum opus” Work in 1852, it was a pioneering venture in the painting of modern life; by the time he finished it in 1863 and exhibited it in 1865, interest in this new type of subject matter had grown, flourished and then withered. In this talk, I read Work in the light of the history of the Victorian painting of modern life, arguing that in its very belatedness, it offers a meditation not only on the value and meaning of labor in the modern world, but also on the...

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2017 Dec 07

Hutchins Center Holiday Party

Location: 

CGIS-South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

Co-sponsored with the Department of African and African American Studies and the Center for African Studies

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