The Paul Mellon lectures

Global landscape in the age of Empire

Named in honour of the philanthropist and collector of British art, Paul Mellon, these biennial lectures are given by a distinguished historian of British art.

Tim Barringer hosts this year’s lectures, 'Global landscape in the age of Empire', examining how British 18th- and 19th-century artists responded to the civilisations of Australia, the Caribbean, India and the Americas.

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Image above: Detail from William Hodges, 'A View of Matavai Bay in the Island of Otaheite [Tahiti]', 1776 © Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

January 2019

Detail from 'Section of the Rotunda, Leicester Square' by Robert Mitchell. By permission of the British Library
Lecture
The Paul Mellon lectures: Global landscape in the age of Empire

Monday 7 January, 6.30–8.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre
William Hodges, 'A View of Matavai Bay in the Island of Otaheite [Tahiti]', 1776 © Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Lecture
The Paul Mellon lectures: Global landscape in the age of Empire

Monday 14 January, 6.30–7.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Leeds, 1816. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Lecture
The Paul Mellon lectures: Global landscape in the age of Empire

Monday 21 January, 6.30–7.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840, British, active in India, Jami Masjid, Delhi, 1811, Oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Lecture
The Paul Mellon lectures: Global landscape in the age of Empire

Monday 28 January, 6.30–7.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

February 2019

Thomas Moran, 'The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone', 1872 © U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, INTR 03001
Lecture
The Paul Mellon lectures: Global landscape in the age of Empire

Monday 4 February, 6.30–7.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre