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- Presented by the same world-class experts as our walking tours, Context Lectures highlight must-see attractions, reveal hidden landmarks, and explore the best things to do during your trip so you don’t miss a thing.
Dr. Alison Bracker is an independent art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art. She taught art and cultural history at English universities before undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship in contemporary art conservation at the Royal College of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. She then ran the Royal Academy of Arts' Events and Lectures Program, exploring the museum's exhibitions through celebrated speakers on culture, society, the arts, history, politics, food, fashion, and literature. Alison combines her passion for cultural history with her background in the travel industry. She began her career by developing European tours for major tour operators, has published travel articles, has advised international travelers as a destination expert online for nearly 20 years, and guides for Context. While continuing to lecture and publish on modern and contemporary art and artists, she is an enthusiastic traveler who loves street photography and immersing herself in cities via their art, food, and wine. After a childhood in Los Angeles and 25 years in England, Alison now lives in Nice, France.
Led by Dr. Alison Bracker, an expert on modern and contemporary art history, this lecture takes us back to 19th-century coastal Normandy to see how the Impressionists perceived its transformation over the decades. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of tourism's rise along the Channel coast and what the Impressionists gained from painting burgeoning seaside resorts and their fashionable visitors.
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