Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All About Focus
Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries.
Refreshments are served at 10am, followed by the performance at 10:30 am.
FREE for MFA members. The program is included in our Museum admission.
Complimentary valet parking is available for attendees from 9am until 2pm on the day of the performance. Enjoy lunch in the MFA Cafe following the performance and make a day of it!
Today’s program is entitled All About Focus. Encounter the pioneering nineteenth-century British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, known for her celebrity portraits and images with allegorical themes. She was born in colonial India, educated in France, and met her beloved husband Charles Hay Cameron while visiting Cape Town, South Africa in 1837. A remarkable woman with daring instincts, she differed from other wellborn Victorians who took up the camera in that she took to mastering the creative photographic process seriously. She brought to her work a passionate belief in the transformative power of art, and found in the camera a tool to express her “deeply seated love of the beautiful.”
The 2018 schedule includes: