The Country House: Art, Politics, and Taste course has been developed in conjunction with the research project, 'Country House: Collections and Display', and both will explore various facets of the collections and display of art in the country house in Britain and Ireland from the sixteenth century to the present day. The course will be taught by Martin Postle, Deputy Director of Grants and Publications; Jessica Feather, Allen Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre; and other distinguished scholars from the field.
The course runs on Thursday evenings over eight weeks from 13th October to 1st December and will be held in the Lecture Room at the Paul Mellon Centre. The evening begins with an informal drinks reception from 18.30 to 19.00, the lectures then begin promptly at 19.00 and are followed by a discussion session ending at 20.30.
This course is for those who may not have a background in art or art history but who would like to learn more about the history of British art. The lectures will be complemented by weekly readings and a discussion session directly following the lectures.
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