A new, collaborative exhibition, ‘The Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection’, will open on 31 March at two venues: Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute, and The Hunterian, Glasgow. The exhibition shows a number of masterpieces from the collecti
on of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-92), and runs at both venues until 14 January 2018.
Paper proposals are invited for a three-day symposium inspired by themes explored in the exhibition. In addition to the interplay between art, politics and collecting, possible themes include (but are not limited to):
- Aristocratic and royal collecting
- Scottish Enlightenment and Scottish identity
- Mid-eighteenth-century politics and political culture
- Bute, satire and political prints
The symposium will be held 2-4 October 2017 at The Hunterian and Mount Stuart. Full details, including instructions for submitting proposals, are available here.