Turner's Modern World

J. M. W. Turner in the Modern World

George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director


This free program inaugurates the exhibition Turner’s Modern World.

“To be modern” meant something particular in Britain and the Continent in Turner’s lifetime. In an age where extraordinary technical and industrial advancement were coupled with rapidly evolving social and intellectual structures, it was difficult to remain abreast of the march of time. Turner’s triumphant modernity will be placed in the context of international efforts to discover the “heroism of modern life.”

Free; no registration required

Also streamed in the Pavilion Auditorium (seating is limited) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Premieres Oct 16, 2021 at 11 am CST