5 pm | Public Reception & Gothic to Goth Exhibition Viewing
6 pm | Talk
What did it mean to be “Gothic” in the Romantic Era? How did this manifest itself in America more broadly and Hartford specifically? Lynne Bassett, guest curator of Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy, explores perceptions of the Gothic and its links to history, religion, nature, imagination, and behavior, in a talk that places a transcontinental movement in local perspective. Free and open to the public.