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Being a Radical Artist in Victorian England - Oklahoma City

Being a Radical Artist in Victorian England - Oklahoma City

December 5, 20186:00 PM

Oklahoma City Museum of Art 
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100

This fall, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement, an exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and Birmingham Museums Trust and sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities. OKCMOA is the first venue for this traveling exhibition, which will make seven more stops in 2019-2021. Victorian Radicals showcases an unprecedented selection of paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts -- many never shown outside the UK -- by three generations of revolutionary British artists and designers in the new industrial world of the second half of the nineteenth century. 

Dr. Julie Codell, Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, will present a lecture that explores the many meanings of "radical" in the exhibition and addresses what it could have meant for a Victorian artist to be radical, avant-garde, or a modernist.
Purchase tickets at okcmoa.com. Free for members; $5 for non-members.

Image Credit: Kate Bunce, Musica, ca. 1895–97. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 30 3/16 x 1 3/4 in., Birmingham Museums Trust (1897P17). © Birmingham Museums Trust