Centuries of Art @ Your Library • The Grand Tour: “Spring Break” for the 18th-Century

Series: Centuries of Art@Your Library

The Grand Tour: “Spring Break” for the 18th-Century

Elizabeth Cruickshanks, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For most young men, the Grand Tour, a hallmark coming-of-age trip through France and Italy, was a folly, but for others it was a completely different experience. With the ever-popular Neoclassical movement continuing to take hold in Europe, artists like Benjamin West saw the Grand Tour as an opportunity for inspiration. Take a grand tour through the art and culture of this era and see how the classical past came alive again in 18th-century Britain and France.

Now in its 11th season, Centuries of Art @ Your Library is a partnership between This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg Regional Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).  These programs have been organized by VMFA Statewide and are supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

Location

 
Williamsburg
Room: Theatre