Oct 17, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
John L. Santikos Auditorium
Ticket Price Members: Free
Female artists, models, and muses played a significant part in the advent of Pre-Raphaelitism in Britain, and yet their presence is often overlooked. Victorian cultural restrictions on women and work posed serious barriers to the achievement of a professional career as an artist. To negotiate these constraints, female artists developed an informal network of support. This ‘Sisterhood’ was crucial in enabling their success. This talk will focus on the women of the Pre-Raphaelites bringing their largely overlooked work to the forefront.
About Margaretta S. Frederick
Dr. Margaretta S. Frederick serves as Delaware Art Museum's Chief Curator and as the Annette Wollard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection. Having received her bachelor's from the University of Delaware and her master's and doctorate degree from Bryn Mawr College, Dr. Frederick has lectured and published widely on nineteenth-century British Art and Art Patronage. She has served as the President of the Historians of British Art and has received numerous fellowships including an esteemed fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art.
Morgan le Fay, 1864
Oil on composite wood
24 13/16 x 17.7/16 in.
Presented by the Trustees of the Feeny Charitable Trust, 1925
© Birmingham Museums Trust
Courtesy American Federation of Arts