Page Knox will offer a virtual tour of the Met's recently renovated British Galleries—11,000 square feet devoted to British decorative arts, design, and sculpture created between 1500 and 1900. The reimagined suite of ten galleries provides a fresh perspective on the period, focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history.
Exhibiting almost seven hundred works of art, the British Galleries feature a seventeenth-century staircase, three historic interiors from Kirtlington Park, Croome Court, and Lansdowne House and delightful new displays of English teapots, arrays of porcelain, silver toys, nécessaires, gold boxes and more – an exciting installation that brings the culture of Great Britain from the Renaissance through the modern era to life!
This program will take place on Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link.
Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.
Page graduated from Yale University and was a double major in Art History and Economics. Upon graduation, Page spent her twenties in the financial world. Before returning to graduate school, she worked at the Yale Center for British Art. At Columbia, she received a PhD with a focus in American Art, while her minor field was Renaissance painting, specifically Leonardo da Vinci. Her dissertation, "Scribner's Monthly 1870-1881: Illustrating a New American Art World," explored the significant expansion of illustration in print media during the 1870s, using Scribner's Monthly as a lens to examine how the medium changed the general aesthetic in American art in the late nineteenth century.
She continues to publish and lecture at various conferences on the subject and is a contributing author for a recently released text book on the History of Illustration. In addition to her Art Humanities class, she also teaches summer courses at Columbia that focus on American Art and Trans-Atlantic Exchange during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.