Art Appreciation 2022 - Celebrated encounter: Imagining the Queen of Sheba's visit to King Solomon

Art Appreciation 2022 - Pomp and Ceremony

04 May 2022 - 04 August 2022 -
This lecture will explore the iconography of a legendary ‘visit of state’ – that of the mysterious Queen of Sheba to the wise King Solomon – and will examine the different ways that artists have depicted this celebrated Biblical encounter. The focus of the discussion will be the great masterpiece of Sir Edward Poynter, The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon (1890) in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Dr Alison Inglis is an Honorary Fellow in the Art History and Curatorship program at the University of Melbourne. She co-ordinated the MA Art Curatorship program there from 1995, and taught subjects on nineteenth-century art history and museum studies. She researches and publishes in the area of nineteenth-century British art and museum collections and exhibitions. Her experience in the field of curatorial studies is reflected in her past and current membership of several museum boards and her appointment as an Emeritus Trustee in 2010 of the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2020, Alison was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to education and to the museums and galleries sector.

Lectures will be available for viewing online at your own pace until Thursday 4 August (access instructions will be provided upon booking).

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