Winckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-Century Gentleman’s Library explores J.J. Winckelmann’s influence on the arts in Europe, especially in Britain, through printed media, architecture and decorative arts. This exhibition, curated by Dr Katherine Harloe, Professor Amy Smith and Dr Cristina Neagu, opens in the Upper Library at Christ Church, Oxford, on 29 June at 5:30 pm.

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The exhibition will be launched with a symposium on Ideals and Nations: New perspectives on the European reception of Winckelmann’s aesthetics, on 29 June 2018, organised by Dr Fiona Gatty and Lucy Russell (Oxford). It is the last of the triplet of worskshops on the theme Under the Greek Sky: Taste and the Reception of Classical art from Winckelmann to the present. For details regarding these, please see Imitation and Geographies of Art after Winckelmann (London) and Spreading good taste: Winckelmann and the objects of dissemination (Reading). Keynote speakers at the Oxford workshop are Professor Elisabeth Décultot (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Professor Alex Potts (University of Michigan).