Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton: Escape to England Through Art and Architecture
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $30
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English architects are responsible for some of the most eclectic, eccentric, and extreme buildings on earth.
And English artists created some of the cleverest, wittiest, satirical pictures of all time. Join Distinguished Professor of Art History Janetta Rebold Benton as you travel vicariously via Zoom lectures fully illustrated with PowerPoint photos.
Castles, Palaces, and Manor Houses: Bodiam Castle, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and Henry VIII’s wives, Bess of Hardwick and her mansion, Little Moreton Hall, and Ightham Mote. Get to know the homes and histories of English royalty and nobility.
London and Beyond: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Chiswick House, Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Houses of Parliament, and “the Gherkin,” as well as the social satire of William Hogarth and Banksy. This lecture takes you from a serious cathedral to some of the best British humor.