Art in the Age of Industry

Art in the Age of Industry

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Art in the Age of Industry - a history of art course from nineteenth century to present day

Course Synopsis

This accessible and engaging history of art course takes a broadly chronological approach to British art and beyond from the nineteenth century to the present.

From education, exhibitions, museum collections and processes through to emerging modernism, public art, contemporary practices, and the latest technologies.  

Join Dr Rebecca Wade on a journey across a rich and often surprising cultural landscape. No prior knowledge is needed and your experienced and enthusiastic tutor will lead you through a carefully selected range of artists, materials and methods, always welcoming your contributions to the discussion.

Session Titles

1. Educating Artists in Nineteenth-Century Britain

2. The Great Exhibition and the Age of Display

3. Collecting Art and Victorian Museum Culture

4. Rediscovering Lost Wax Bronze Casting and the New Sculpture

5. Making Modern Sculpture: Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore

6. The Festival of Britain and the New Elizabethans

7. Public Art and Urban Space

8. Young British (Women) Artists

9. Art Theft and its Role in Shaping Art History

10. 3D Scanning and Printing for the Production, Display and Preservation of Art

Tutor Biography

Dr Rebecca Wade is an art historian and curator. She completed her PhD at the University of Leeds and has held research fellowships with University of Cambridge Museums, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

She is co-editor of Art versus Industry? Visual and Industrial Cultures in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Manchester University Press, 2016) and her monograph Domenico Brucciani and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019. She is a Trustee of Leeds Art Fund and a Board Member of the Museums and Galleries History Group.

Wednesday 27th Oct 2021 - Wednesday 19th Jan 2022

(10 weeks - no session on Wednesday 24th Nov)



Wharfeside Theatre (unallocated seating with space for social distancing)