Mirages of the East

This event was held on 01 April 2016

Date and time


Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Christina Bradstreet, Lizzie Ostrom, Gayna Pelham, Jo Rhymer, Lucrezia Walker, and others


£30/£28 concessions/£26 Members/£10 students

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

From keyhole glimpses of harem life to whirling dervish dances, 19th-century artists and writers depicted a kaleidoscope of senses in their fabrications of the East.

This in-focus day explores the sights, sounds, and scents of the 'Imaginary Orient' in painting, dance, poetry, and perfume.

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Image above: Detail from Eugène Delacroix, 'Convulsionists of Tangier', 1837–8 © The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Bequest of J. Jerome Hill 73.42.3