Beyond the barriers: Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Wednesday 29 May, 1–1.30pm

Room 33

Fiona Alderton

Admission free, donations welcome

What challenges did Le Brun and other groundbreaking women face how and did they rise above them?

Focusing on Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Fiona Alderton explores how women artists overcame the barriers they faced at a time when being a female artist was deemed to be revolutionary. 

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Detail from Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782