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 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.”
SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP BY AUGUST 24 FOR A RESERVED SEAT.
Delores Young, Delores.Young@MobileMuseumofArt.com, 251.208.5203
Above: The Life Mask of William Blake, by James S. DeVille, 1823 (when Blake was about 66 – 67 years old)
This talk is part of a larger Director’s Series, which includes the following talks:
September 27 @ 6 p.m. | Bruce A. Lehman
“Fair Treatment for Artists Under the Law,” a lecture presented by Bruce Lehman, Chairman and President of the International Intellectual Property Institute, on artists rights. RSVP by September 27.
October 25 @ 6 p.m. | Howard Sutcliffe
“From Manchester to Montgomery: Textile Conservation in the UK & USA,” a lecture presented by Howard Sutcliffe, textile conservator with River Region Textile & Costume Conservation. RSVP by October 19.
November 15 @ 6 p.m. | Rod Bigelow
“Welcoming All: Launching a New Museum of American Art in the Heartland,” a lecture presented by Rod Bigelow, Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. RSVP by November 9.