Explore Evelyn De Morgan's extraordinary painting 'The Sea Maidens' and the history of the sea


See the Queen’s House and its collections in a new light with this series of free lunchtime talks exploring art, architecture, history and the contemporary culture.

The term ‘salon’ was used historically to describe social gatherings in the domestic sphere. Participation was open to a range of individuals, and women often acted as hosts. Salons were alternative spaces for learning, debate and the exchange of ideas. 

Speakers at the Salons series include artists, researchers, curators and creative practitioners. Taking inspiration from the history of the Queen’s House and its collections, their talks bring to light new insights and share different perspectives.


Queer Seas (10th July)
Join historian Seth LeJacq to explore Evelyn De Morgan's extraordinary painting 'The Sea Maidens' and the history of the sea as a queer space.

A ‘lascivious’ painting for the Queen’s Bedchamber? (24th July)
Guido Reni’s lost Bacchus and Ariadne in the wake of the Civil War.

Join Assistant Curator Vittoria Cervini to delve into the questions and mysteries shrouding one of the most prestigious artistic commissions of the seventeenth century.

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      Salons in the Queen’s House


      The Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

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      A ‘lascivious’ painting for the Queen’s Bedchamber? (24 July 2024)
      Wednesday13:00 - 13:30


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