This symposium explores the depiction of women and sexuality in eighteenth century
This symposium explores the depiction of women and sexuality in eighteenth-century culture
10:00-17:00 | Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London
Tickets £40, £30 concessions & Foundling Friends
Drawing on the themes of love, friendship, passion and violence in our exhibition Basic Instincts, this symposium uses the art of Joseph Highmore and his contemporaries to explore depictions of women and sexuality in eighteenth-century culture. Chaired by Dr Kate Retford, Head of Birkbeck’s Department of History of Art, the day includes a keynote talk by Highmore expert Dr Jacqueline Riding as well as a tour of Basic Instincts by Foundling Museum Curator, Kathleen Palmer. Download the full programme, abstracts and biographies on the right-hand side of this page.