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16 July – 4 October 2015

An Elegant Society: Events

Exhibition Tours

Introduction to the Exhibition
Wednesdays, 3.30–4.15pm

Free with the price of exhibition admission, no booking necessary.

Exhibition Talks

Adam Buck and Fashion in the Regency Era
With Serena Dyer, lecturer, University of Warwick
Wednesday 12 August, 2–4pm

The classically inspired muslin gown that we see in the work of Georgian painter Adam Buck typify the Regency period. Learn how these styles developed, what contemporaries thought about these fashions, and how they were worn.

This is an Afternoon Tea Talk and ticket price includes tea and cake.

Tickets £9/£8 concessions. Booking is essential. Click here to book online.

Adam Buck: Painter in the Age of the Regency
With, Dr Jon Whiteley, Honorary Curator, Ashmolean Museum
Friday 17 July, 1–2pm

Irish artist Adam Buck was a painter of portraits to a range of sitters from aristocrats to soldiers, sailors to the wealthy middle class. Exhibition curator of 'An Elegant Society', Dr Jon Whiteley, discusses how Buck's portraits reflected the fashions and tastes of the Regency era.

Tickets £5/£4 concessions. Booking is essential. Click here to book online.

Elegance in Little: the Portrait Miniatures of Adam Buck
With, Emma Rutherford, art historian
Thursday 17 September, 1–2pm

Adam Buck was a successful portrait miniaturist in Georgian England. This talk looks at his career and his elegant creations – ‘in little’ – of the Neoclassical look desired by his fashionable patrons.

Tickets £5/£4 concessions. Booking is essential. Click here to book online.


Harpsichord Recitals
Thursday 23 July & Thursday 13 August, 2–3.30pm, Gallery 44

The Mallet Gallery displays European art from the 18th century, including a harpsichord made by Jacob Kirkman in 1772. Musician Arne Richards performs a selection of music written specifically for this fine instrument. This event is supported by the Charlotte Bonham-Carter Trust.

Free, no booking required.

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