Being Present at a Past: Astrolabe of the Enlightenment
Monday October 18, 1999, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Rm. 636
This lecture will explore the theatricality and dramaturgy of Victorian museologies, with a focus on Sir John Soane’s home/museum in London.
Professor Donald Preziosi, Professor of Art History University of California at Los Angeles, will view Soane’s masonic project against the background of what museology became after his death, exemplified by the Crystal Palace and his impact on the masonic origins of museology in the late eighteenth century.
Cosponsored by New York University’s Fine Arts Museum, the Grey Art Gallery; the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of Arts; Department of Art and Art Professions, School of Education; and the Program in Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University.