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From Manors to Museums: Discovering the Treasures of Victorian England

England’s rich 19th century heritage is revealed as you explore architecture, country house interiors, decorative arts, and paintings that reflect the extraordinary variety that was produced during the Victorian age. It was an era that embraced revivals of the Renaissance, Gothic, and Rococo and which enhanced rooms in many country houses, including Knebworth near London and Audley End in Essex. Museum collections were enriched and many will be examined in this course including the delightful domestic interiors of a museum in Bedfordshire as you learn about the taste and stylistic changes of the age. The course concludes with insights into the rarities displayed in the 1851 Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde Park. To complete your perspective, genuine Victorian treasures will be brought to class.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the Victorian style and its influences
  • A familiarity with important examples of Victoria art and architecture
  • Knowledge about English history and culture

Ideal for

  • Art, architecture, and interior design enthusiasts
  • History buffs
  • All members of the community– working, retired and in between

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  • Fall 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Oct 22 - Nov 19
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Midtown Center