Talk Past event Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Lunchtime Lecture: ‘Art and Money, or the Story of the Room’: The scandals and afterlives of Whistler’s notorious ‘Peacock Room’

Join expert curators and inspiring speakers for our free weekly lunchtime lectures.

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: ‘Art and Money, or the Story of the Room’: The scandals and afterlives of Whistler’s notorious ‘Peacock Room’ photo

In light of the current display of Darren Waterston’s ‘Filthy Lucre’ at the V&A, Sally-Anne Huxtable explores the tumultuous history, and the many incarnations, of James Abbot McNeill Whistler’s infamous and immersive room-as-work-of art, ‘Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room’.

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Background image: Installation view, Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined by Darren Waterston at V&A © Victoria and Albert Museum, London