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    Zip Tour: Jeppson Idea Lab: Portraits by Hogarth

    Art - Lecture/Discussion

    Saturday, August 2, 2014
    12:00 PM-12:30 PM

    Zip tours are fast paced views of one artist or work of art, and last only 20 minutes. We will explore the Jeppson Idea Lab which re-introduced two of the Museum's most splendid portraits: William James and Elizabeth James by 18th-century English artist William Hogarth. They were the first Hogarth oil paintings acquired by an American museum when WAM purchased them from a London art dealer in 1909. Prominently displayed for almost 100 years, they were taken down in 2008 for gallery renovations. It was then that staff realized the paintings had never been comprehensively evaluated by conservators. Layers of built-up varnish had discolored over the decades, and the portraits were no longer a fair representation of Hogarth's skill.
    more info on the exhibition: http://www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/jeppson-idealab-hogarth-portraits/

    Cost: Free with Museum Admission

    Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary


    Last Modified: July 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM


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