Drill Hall Gallery Lecture Series: The 50 years that changed painting 1867-1917

Join us for a series of Sunday afternoon lectures with Terence Maloon. This series of 12 lectures – 6 in 2024 and 6 in 2025 – looks at the reorientation of painting from 19th-century Naturalism to 20th-century Abstraction, exploring the shifts and examining the rationalisation that gained a pervasive influence over the entirety of modern and contemporary art.
Coombs Lecture Theatre, Australian National University
$10 per lecture, $50 for series of 6
Free for students and Friends of the Drill Hall
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7 April 2024
An allegory of Modern Art—Balzac’s ‘Unknown Masterpiece’
5 May 2024
Whistler and colour-music
2 June 2024
Monet and Cézanne—light as abstraction
7 July 2024
Poetic abstraction —Symbolist Aesthetics
4 August 2024
Gauguin’s graphic legacy, from Munch to Kandinsky
1 September 2024
Vuillard and the possibility of abstraction in the 1890s
2 March 2025
Cézanne’s posterity
6 April 2025
Fauvism and the primacy of colour
4 May 2025
Cubism and the birth of abstraction
1 June 2025
Art after the conquest of the air
6 July 2025
The new “nature”—art and science
3 August 2025
War and peace—the proliferation of abstraction in a time of conflict

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Coombs Lecture Theatre
Fellows Road