Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the LWL and co-curator of the current exhibition will talk about “Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women.” Characterized by comically grotesque figures performing lewd and vulgar actions, bawdy humor provided a poignant vehicle to target a variety of political and social issues in eighteenth-century Britain. Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women explores the deployment of this humorous but derisive strategy toward the regulation of female behavior. The exhibition presents satirical images of women from a range of subject categories including the royal family, aging members of fashionable society, disparaged mothers, political activists, gamblers, medical wonders, artists, performers, and intellectuals.
This program is being hosted by the Lewis Walpole Library of Yale in partnership with the Farmington Libraries.
Space is limited. Registration required. In case of snow, the program will take place on Wednesday, January 27.
PLEASE NOTE: This program will take place at the Yale Lewis Walpole Library at 154 Main Street.