26 Oct 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Venue: Reading Museum
See below for details


In Conversation: The Critic as Artist

‘In conversation’ between University of Reading Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell and renowned contemporary art curator Michael Bracewell. Listen in as they discuss The Critic as Artist works throughout the Museum, the exhibition concept, and Oscar Wilde’s theories of aesthetics and art criticism.

The Importance of Discussing Everything: Painting, Poetry and Criticism in the Victorian Age

An expert panel discussion on the art and criticism of Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries, the rivalry of the verbal and the visual, the changing colours of nineteenth-century art and literature and the social and cultural dimensions of Victorian aestheticism.

In between join the University of Reading Art Lab to see their Finding Flowers for Oscar Wilde I revealed and to have a go at designing flowers for a second tribute to the great writer.


Adults and older children


Booking essential (register on www.reading.ac.uk/events, for further information email kirsten@readinginternational.org)