In addition to this event, Bruce Redford will be giving a seminar on February 3. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.
The lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.
Bruce Redford, Professor Emeritus of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University, explores the visual and literary culture of Baroque and Enlightenment Europe. His areas of particular interest include the Grand Tour, the history of the classical tradition, and the relations between poetry and painting. He also served as Director and Dean of the prestigious University Professors Program at BU. His publications include The Converse of the Pen (1986), The Letters of Samuel Johnson (1992-94), Venice and the Grand Tour (1996), Designing the Life of Johnson (2002), and Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England (2008). He has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Gallery of Art, the National Humanities Center, and All Souls College, Oxford; he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries, London. His most recent book is John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion (2016).