at home: Digital Docents | Women and Reading in Art: Selected Images from the Yale Center for British Art

at home: Tours

The Center’s docents are now online! Join us for a series of tours exploring the museum’s collectionsarchitecture, and special exhibitions. Each presentation is thirty minutes, with time reserved for conversation and questions.

About this tour

Susan Cayer Stout, a docent at the Center, leads an online tour focusing on the relationship between women and books portrayed in art. Featuring selections from the Center’s collections spanning a range of periods and media, Stout examines the perspectives from which artists have approached the subject; how these works were interpreted at the time of their creation; and how contemporary viewers may understand them differently today.

Top image
Henry Robert Morland, Woman Reading by a Paper-Bell Shade (detail), 1766, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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