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Tea with Turner: Turner’s Inhabited Landscapes

January 14, 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.

Alexis Goodin will explore the significance of the human figure in Turner’s landscapes. More than markers of scale, Turner’s figures contribute to compelling narratives that reveal social, cultural, and political concerns of Turner’s day. Goodin will discuss works in the exhibition as well as paintings in the Clark collection that reveal how Turner’s figures enrich and complicate his landscape paintings.

Alexis Goodin is the Clark’s Curatorial Research Associate and is responsible for researching collections and developing special exhibitions. She recently curated Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape (2018-2019) and authored the accompanying booklet, Turner and Constable at the Clark (2018).