23 Sep

October 13 – The Great Exhibition: Prince Albert, Industry, and Spectacle in 1851

The Great Exhibition (Comes to Texas?)

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was the hallmark of a new age – the age of international fairs, the age of technology, the age of mass media.  Dr. Karen Pope returns to Modern Times to outline the origins of the idea, the key players, the scope of the fair’s displays and reactions thereto, and its afterlife in Sydenham and in art history – even here in Texas.

Join us and Dr. Pope at the Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2:00 pm on October 13, 2019. Complimentary refreshments provided. Presentation begins at 2:30 pm.

Admission is $10 to the general public, $5 to students with valid ID, and free to members of the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Space is limited; while tickets are available at the door, we encourage patrons to register online.

Parking is available free to patrons in the museum lot located off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.

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Prefer not to register online? Call museum staff at 512.478.2335 or send us a note.

About the Speaker

Karen Pope, PhD in History of Art (University of Texas 1981) is a popular lecturer in and around Austin on diverse topics.  With expertise especially in the art of Europe and America in the 19th and 20th centuries, she strives to make art history accessible and enjoyable for audiences of all levels.

In 2000, she accepted an invitation to teach art history full time at Baylor University in the new Allbritton Art Institute, which supports emphasis on the art of the 19th and 20th centuries. From designing and conducting art history programs for the University of Texas fine arts community in the early 1980s, her enthusiasm and proficiency for guiding interested adults through the history of art led, in January 1995, to the creation of Art inSight Inc.  In its 25th year, Art inSight enjoys art history friendships around Austin, around Central Texas, and around the country.