When a Leeds Girl discovers Art History


21 September 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue Leeds Art Gallery

Tags Event, Talk,

Join us for a free talk by Dr Joanne Crawford, art historian and the Head of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. In the late 1980s, as a working-class single parent from Leeds and one coming from a family who would not even think about going to university she became increasingly interested in art. After a number of lunchtime visits to Leeds Art Gallery she decided to find out more. Her journey brought her to the University of Leeds full-time to study Art History and Philosophy.

In this talk Joanne will speak about Henri Gaudier-Brzeska’s The Wrestler, a sculpture that has particular resonance for her and how art history has enabled her to think differently about the world around her as well as expanding her life and career choices.

The talk will take place in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre.

This event is part of Art History Festival 2022, a nationwide celebration of art history and visual cultures running from 19 – 26 September #ArtHistoryFestival2022

Booking advised and spaces are limited, please email [email protected] to reserve a place.

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