Virtual Alma-Tadema Lecture



Biggs Museum of American Art Tue, Aug 18, 2020 6:00 PM


Virtual Alma-Tadema: "Life, Movement, Reality" Tour
Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 6 PM - 7 PM

By focusing on arguably the most misunderstood painting of the 19th century, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Roses of Heliogabalus, this lecture will explore why an artist deemed the “worst painter of the 19th century” by 20th century scholars was also one of the most well-paid and sought after during his lifetime. Prolific during his career for both his bold personality and hyper realistic paintings, Alma-Tadema walked the line of the Victorian art world: the only Royal Academician who also exhibited within the Aesthetic Movement. A Victorian painter who painted scenes popular among the American Nouveau Riche. 

Join the Biggs Museum’s Curator of Community and Academic Programs, Kristen Matulewicz, as she offers a live dinner-time tour lecture exploring what set the paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema apart from the other marble masters of the 19th Century via Zoom. Register at or 302-674-2111. For questions about this program contact or call 302-274-2111 ext 104.

Ticket Prices:
Members: $0

Non-Members: $5

Refunds are not available unless event is canceled by the Biggs Museum of American Art.