The Great Thinkers: Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton: Escape to England through Art and Architecture - 92Y, New York

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The Great Thinkers

Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton: Escape to England through Art and Architecture

The Gherkin
This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program. If we are able to offer an in-person version of this class in the coming months, we will contact you and make both options available to you.

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.

12-1 pm:
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.

1:15-2:15 pm:
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.


Online programs:
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In-person programs:
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Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, NY. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Scholar Awards: In 2018 she was visiting professor in the graduate school of Art History, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; in 2012 she was visiting professor in the graduate school of Art History, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Benton regularly presents subscription seminars at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, since 1988. She also presented subscription lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, every season 1988-2011, and has lectured at The Cloisters, NYC; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach; the Schimmel Center for the Arts, NYC; 92nd Street Y, NYC, and elsewhere in America and abroad, including the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia and the Louvre, Paris, France. She serves as the Expert Lecturer on many Smithsonian Journeys and Metropo ...

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