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April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPRINGTIME SCHOLAR SERIES: Edward Sheffield Bartholomew’s Sappho and the Skin of Sculpture$10 – $12
with Caitlin Meehye Beach, Assistant Professor, Art History, Fordham University and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Individual Lectures $12 ($10 members)
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Around 1850, the Connecticut-born sculptor Edward Sheffield Bartholomew carved a bust of Sappho, the ancient Greek lyric poet known for her verses on love and longing. Using the smooth, supple surface of the sculpture’s marble “skin” as a point of departure, this talk considers the ways the aesthetics of neoclassicism shaped understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and desire in the nineteenth century.
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Image: Edward Bartholomew (1822–1858), Sappho, 1850s Marble, Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
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