skip to content

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January
FREE ADMISSION

 

FULLY BOOKED

The Anglo-American James McNeill Whistler is one of the world’s best known 19th-century artists. Less well known is the interaction of nature and science in his work and thought. This study day on 11 March begins with a guided tour around the exhibition Whistler & Nature with the art historian who conceived the show, Dr Patricia de Montfort from Glasgow University, and Prof. Clare A.P. Willsdon (also of Glasgow University), who contributed to the exhibition book. Followed by illustrated talks from experts, listed below.

Speakers:
Dr Patricia de Montfort, Glasgow University
Prof. Clare A P Willsdon, Glasgow University
Prof. Rosalind Polly Blakesley, Head of the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge
Dr. Paul White, Editor and Research Associate, The Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge
Caroline Ikin, Garden historian
Prof. Caroline Arscott, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

The Study Day is chaired by Prof. David S. Ingram OBE, ScD, VMH, FRSE, former Regius Keeper (Director) of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, former Master of St Catharine’s College in Cambridge, and now Honorary Professor in the Universities of Edinburgh and Lancaster.

 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Visit: Cambridge Live Tickets or tel: 01223 357851

 


Plus, there will be a complementary visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden the following morning, 12 March.

Join Prof. John Parker, FLS, VMH, the Garden’s former Director, and an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, to explore the history of the Garden and its links with Charles Darwin's mentor, John Stevens Henslow. The visit is free to Study Day attendees, but please note that places are limited to 30 people and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in a place on the garden visit, please email Prof. Clare A.P. Willsdon: Clare.Willsdon@glasgow.ac.uk.

 

Image: James McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903), Battersea Reach from Lindsey Houses, 1864 – 1871 (detail)
© The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

 

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30