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Primal Magic: The Prehistoric Landscape in British Art

Summary: A talk by Professor Sam Smiles at The Salisbury Museum

Date: Apr 26, 2017 18:00:00

In this talk Professor Sam Smiles, curator of the ‘British Art: Ancient Landscapes’ exhibition at The Salisbury Museum, will look at some examples of artistic engagements with British antiquity that lie beyond the topographical record. 

Prehistoric remains stimulated many artists to wrestle with the monuments' enigmatic identities and to meditate on the course of history. Their responses are very different, as would be expected over two centuries of effort, but they share a concern to offer something richer than a simple transcription of the prehistoric landscape.

The evening starts at 6pm with a private view of the 'British Art: Ancient Landscapes' exhibition, followed by the talk at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12 and include a glass of wine. Contact the museum to book: email: museum@salisburymuseum.org.uk; tel: + 44 (0)1722 332151

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