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The Satire and Moral Lessons in William Hogarth’s Engravings

May 10 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
| Cost: $4 | Cost for Members: $2

In the eighteenth century, Britain and its colonial possessions found a bedrock of moral lessons in the engravings of William Hogarth. Hogarth provided satirical imagery attacking the foibles of society while promoting a vision of a more wholesome society. Indeed, in the American colonies, Hogarth’s engraving vied with Biblical stories to instill profound moral lessons to the aspiring middle classes. This lecture will explore many of those explicit and implicit messages in Hogarth’s engravings and provide them an ethical and aesthetic context.

Presented by Simon P. Sibelman, PhD, professor emeritus of French and Holocaust Studies, University of Wisconsin and Appalachian State University, and former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum

The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States

Organizer

Name:
Lectures & Adult Programs
Phone:
413-314-6488
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Cost

Cost:
$4
Cost for Members:
$2