The 50th anniversary lecture series

  • 17 December 2019

In 2020, the Paul Mellon Centre commemorates its 50th anniversary. As part of its programme for this special year, the Centre is hosting a lecture series that is designed to offer a stimulating range of perspectives on the state of British art and architectural history, and on the subject’s evolution over the past fifty years. To kick off the series, five distinguished speakers from different areas of British art history reflect on their own experiences of the field and discuss its wider development during recent decades.

15 January
British Landscape Art of the Long Eighteenth Century: Reflections on a Contested Field
David Solkin

29 January
50 Years of British Art in Museums
Charles Saumarez Smith

12 February
The Victorian Book I Never Wrote, or Why I Never Became a Specialist on British Art
Griselda Pollock

26 February
Architectural History after Summerson
Steven Brindle

11 March
Changing Landscapes for British Art
Dorothy Price

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