SAL U: Life of an English House 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8 at 7pm Seattle Art Museum \ Plestcheef Auditorium Co-Presented by Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington Alumni Association
Tickets for this course and tonight's class will be available at the door this evening beginning at 6:30pm at the Seattle Art Museum with cash, check, or credit card. Please enter the building at the 1st & University entrance.
Through the lens of the Seattle Art Museum exhibition, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, five renowned scholars will speak on trends in literature, history, landscape architecture, art, and architecture as exemplified by the neoclassical Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath and other great English homes, such as Victorian Highclere Castle (aka “Downton Abbey”). Join us for a humanistic jaunt through the English countryside and the myriad lives that these historic houses have lived.
March 13: Chiyo Ishikawa, Seattle Art Museum Deputy Director for Art/Curator of European Painting & Sculpture, “This Dream of a Golden Age:” Paintings from Kenwood House, London
March 27: Kathryn Rogers Merlino, UW Assistant Professor of Architecture, on architecture
April 10: David Streatfield, UW Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, on landscape architecture
April 24: Fritz Levy, UW Emeritus Professor of History, on "The Social History of the English Country House"
May 8: Jessica Burstein, UW Associate Professor of English, on country house literature in a talk entitled: "Envious Show: The Country House in (and as) Literature"
SAL U students will enjoy a complimentary admission to the exhibit on March 22, from 5:00 to 9:00pm.
Seattle Art Museum; University of Washington Alumni Association