Visiting lecture: Gothic Modernity and Nordic Art

17:00-18:00, Ateneumsalen

Professor Juliet Simpson from Coventry University will hold a lecture on ‘Gothic Modernity and Nordic Art: Identity, Community and Belonging at the Fin de Siècle’. In English. Admission is included in the museum entrance fee.

Ateneum Art Museum’s Collaboration University: Coventry University, United Kingdom

Professor Juliet Simpson
Professor of Art History, Chair of Visual Arts Research at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University

Professor Simpson is an internationally-recognised expert in research and scholarship in European art, visual culture and French/European art criticism of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her many publications in this field, include books on Albert Aurier, Symbolism and the Visual Arts (1999), Jules Flandrin: the Other Fin de Siècle (2001); Critical Exchange: Art Criticism in Russia and Western Europe (with Carol Adlam: 2009). She was a Leverhulme Research Fellow, held in conjunction with a Visiting Scholarship at Wolfson College, Oxford. She has collaborated with world-leading universities, museums and galleries, including with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and The National Gallery, London.

Current collaborations include with The National Gallery, London and an international network of scholars and curators for a publication on ‘Primitive Renaissances: Art and Northern European Identities from the 1860s to the 1930s’ (forthcoming, Ashgate: international), funded by a Paul Mellon Centre award, as well as two international peer-review conferences: ‘Visions of the North’, with The National Gallery, University of York and Ghent University and, forthcoming: ‘Gothic modernisms’ with The Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam. Professor Simpson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Academic Art History Consultant for Compton Verney Museum, Warwickshire, UK.

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