1924.1 Lecture: Oscar Wilde's 1882 Dance: Bringing Artistic Reform to America

Monday 07 October 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Price for single attendee: £11.00

For 359 days, in 1882, Oscar Wilde travelled and delivered more than 140 lectures and talks across the US in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, as well as less likely places such as Leadville, Colorado, San Antonio, Texas, Macon, Georgia, Sioux City, Iowa, Truro, Nova Scotia and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on the subject of design reform. Very, very popular Wilde, dressed in costume, condemned American taste and introduced to many Americans the ideas of William Morris, the Aesthetic Movement and other new English concepts. Richard Guy Wilson’s opening lecture will examine the message Wilde brought to the United States and its impact on American design and architecture. At the Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT.Tube: Holborn or Russell Square.




Event code: 1924.1

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