PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Mar
19
Thu
Dr. Joan Navarre, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Joan NavarreFrom the moment of its publication in 1894, the English illustrated edition of Salomé by Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley has been controversial, with Beardsley bearing the brunt of the blame. Erotic details—openly portrayed—appeared to have nothing to do with Wilde’s words. For more than 100 years, critics have debated whether the compositions really illustrate the text. This lecture explores the publishing history of the Wilde-Beardsley collaboration and sheds light on the responses (often resentful) of various readers, including the original publishers.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

Apr
9
Thu
Barry Moser, Artist
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

Barry MoserOne of the greatest printmakers and illustrators of our age, Barry Moser will discuss the process of developing images to illustrate Oscar Wilde’s play, Salomé. Moser will be showing images of himself at work with his assistants and models, as well as recounting his in-depth research for the project. He will consider the issue of the typographic design of drama itself. Moser has also illustrated Moby Dick, Frankenstein, The Holy Bible: King James Version, and other major texts.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.