Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | The World of Jane Austen

The World of Jane Austen: Art, Fashion, and Eligible Gentlemen

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We are excited to bring you the next art docent webinar in our Friends @ Home series from the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. We welcome back Kathryn Zupsic for this online event.

This entertaining presentation will explore the world of beloved English author Jane Austen by looking at the arts of her time. We’ll discuss the social roles of English ladies and gentlemen and how the industrial revolution was bringing “new money” into society. We’ll look at trends in fashion, hairstyles, country estates, garden design, and proper tea service. Featuring paintings by Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, and J.M.W. Turner, among others.

Kathryn Zupsic has been an art educator for over 25 years, working as a docent and lecturer for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, and SFMOMA. Her specialties are modern art movements and Latin American art. A native of Portland, she has a degree in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Oregon and is a graduate of La Varenne chef school in Paris.