POSTPONED – “Malice Aforethought”: Medea by Evelyn de Morgan

This event has been postponed – new date to be announced. The Box Office team will be in contact with all customers in due course. Please read the latest statement on our news page.

A Talk by DR Gina Muskett

On first glance, Evelyn de Morgan’s painting Medea depicts a beautiful young woman in thoughtful mode. The title of the painting, however, makes the viewer realise that she is Medea and she is contemplating one of the most horrific multiple murders known in ancient Greek literature, which still resonates today.

The talk will explore not only the story behind the painting but also its creator, Evelyn de Morgan, a “Pre-Raphaelite Sister”.

This talk is a prelude to the Fatal Attraction exhibition which opens on the 20th of June

Object of the Month

Taking place on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm, our Object of the Month talks put different objects from our collections in to the spot light. Each month the talks focus on a different object from paintings, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics.

As well as exploring objects from our art collections Object of the Month will also reveal the hidden histories of objects from our fascinating Social History, Maritime and Egyptology collections. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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