Magic in History, Magic in Art | University of Oxford

Magic in History, Magic in Art

Speaker
With Spellbound curators Dr. Sophie Page and Professor Marina Wallace
Event date
Event time
11:00 - 12:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£7 / £6 Members & Concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Magic mirrors, unicorn horns, concealed corsets and pierced hearts. This lecture explores the extraordinary visual culture of magic over a thousand years, from medieval angels and demons to the persecution of witches and magical objects concealed in modern homes. This fascinating talk concludes with a discussion of the relationship between contemporary art and magical thinking.