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Tea with Turner: Turner and Industry

February 4, 2020

Lecture Series in conjunction with J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

Warm up with afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches and scones, and then enjoy an engaging lecture on one of many subjects relating to J.M.W. Turner and his work. A magnificent lineup of speakers will explore Turner’s world from several different angles, including his travels, techniques, and the time in which the artist lived. Tea and lectures will take place in the dining room at Latitude 41° Restaurant. We encourage participants to stop by the Collins Gallery in the Thompson Exhibition Building to visit (or re-visit!) the show beforehand.

Glenn Adamson, a historian and curator specializing in craft and design, will offer thoughts on Turner’s work in the context of the industrial revolution. He lived during one of the greatest periods of transformation in history, one with certain parallels to our own. His paintings sometimes captured the awe-inspiring power but also the trauma of these shifts. 

Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Adamson was the co-curator of Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years at MAD (2016); curator of Beazley Designs of the Year, at the Design Museum in London (2017); and co-curator of Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, at the Yale Center for British Art (2017). https://www.glennadamson.com/