Digging the dirt: Degas’s bathers

Friday 3 November, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Anthea Callen

£32/£28 conc./£26 Members

Over 18s-only

Anthea Callen will talk about Degas’s magnificent bather pastels series, and his related brothel monotypes, in the light of contemporary attitudes to sexual health, disease, dirt, and personal hygiene in Paris in the 1880s.

A regular expert contributor on BBC1’s ‘Fake or Fortune’, Anthea Callen FRSA PhD is an author, scholar, and painter. She is Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University, Canberra and Emeritus Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Nottingham. antheacallen.co.uk

Start the weekend

Enjoy art with others over a drink.

Image above: Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. After the Bath, Woman drying herself, about 1890–5