William Blake: Legend and Legacy

Thursday, August 30 @ 6 p.m.

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS TALK HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 30. Please join us for a closing reception for Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue which will be held on July 19 @ 5:30 p.m.

This illustrated lecture, “William Blake: Legend and Legacy,” introduces English poet-artist William Blake (1757-1827) and explores the legendary artist’s enduring influence on modern ideas of genius, creativity and the artist’s role as social critic in his/her times.

Deborah Velders has been Director of the Mobile Museum of Art since 2012, and long ago completed a Master’s thesis on the art and poetry of William Blake’s visionary work, “Milton.”

Free for MMofA Members | $5 for Non-Members | Beer and Wine by donation

Above: The Life Mask of William Blake, by James S. DeVille, 1807 (when Blake was about 67 years old)