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Free Walk in Tour of the Exoticism Salon: Reality vs Fantasy


Saturday, September 1, 2012


11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Jo Briggs, Assistant Curator of 18th and 19th Century Art, gives an overview of the installation of nineteenth-century paintings from the permanent collection that depicts scenes set in the Middle East. It will consider how these paintings convince us that they accurately depict real life, while they in fact rely on the fantasies of European artists and their audiences.

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