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Vienna’s gift to the World after WWI – The Emigres with Patrick Bade

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Those who emigrated to Britain In the mid 20th century, the Viennese diaspora enriched the English-speaking world. Father of Psycho-analysis Siegmund Freud, philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, art historian Ernst Gombrich, art collector Count Antoine Seilern, singers Richard Tauber and Fritzi Massary, actor Anton Walbrook and publisher George Weidenfeld came to Britain. While America benefited […]

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The artists and the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War with Olivier Courteaux

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Overcoming censorship and fear As early as 1937, the arts came to play a fundamental role in Franco's dictatorship, if anything to support his regime's conservative ideology. But modern art resisted, against all odds. Despite a growing repression, some artists chose resistance and represented, in many different styles, censorship and the omnipresent fear that ended […]

Helen Fry Spring Series in Conversation with…

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Philippa Langley on “The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case" In 1483, Edward V (age twelve) and his brother Richard, Duke of York (age nine), disappeared from the Tower of London. History has judged they were murdered on the orders of Richard III. This new book reveals the truth behind the greatest unsolved […]

Emily Franklin on “The Lioness of Boston”- Isabella Stewart Gardner

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Renowned author Emily Franklin on “The Lioness of Boston” Join us to hear Emily Franklin, a fantastic author, talk abut her book "The Lioness of Boston" and an amazing woman Isabella Stewart Gardner! This is a portrait of what society expected a woman’s life to be, shattered by a courageous soul who rebelled and was […]