Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Julia Margaret Cameron – In Focus


Jun 09 2021


Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg
255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation filmed live from the MFA, and presented via Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee and a morning snack, and enjoy from home!

This month’s program is entitled: Julia Margaret Cameron – In Focus

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre-Raphaelite-inflected aesthetic to create a gallery of vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. Cameron took up the practice at the relatively late age of 48, after her daughter gifted her a camera. Her photography career was short but productive; she made around 900 photographs over a 12-year period, and reflects upon them, in this performance, as she ponders a return to India.

Free for MFA members; Not-yet members are $20 for adults and $15 f0r seniors.


Art Lovers,

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