U.Va. Art Museum Hosts Lunchtime Talk by Stephen Margulies on Nov. 9

November 01, 2010

November 1, 2010 — Stephen Margulies, co-curator of the University of Virginia Art Museum, will give a Lunchtime Talk on the museum's exhibition, "From Classic to Romantic: British Art in an Age of Transition," on Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. 

This exhibition of art from the 18th and early 19th centuries presents the culmination of neoclassicism and the burgeoning of romanticism, which led to the radical transformation of the arts and sciences during this time.

Margulies is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University and U.Va. He is a published poet, essayist and scholar, and was a curator of works on paper at the U.Va. Art Museum for more than 20 years. Margulies will discuss William Blake, John Flaxman and Henry Fuseli, and the roles these artists play in the larger story of reason and imagination, literature and science told by the exhibition.

The museum hosts Lunchtime Talks on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. These tours offer the opportunity to join curators and faculty as they explore topics related to museum collections and exhibitions.

Lunchtime Talks are free and open to the public. For information, call 434-243-2050 or e-mail museumoutreach@virginia.edu. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block from the Rotunda.

— By Jane Ford