“An exhibition in its final weeks at the Yale Center for British Art, ‘Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool,’ is the first to focus on this period of Wright’s career. The 80 works on view tell two stories: that of a young painter finding his niche, and that of a fast-growing northern city asserting itself as a cultural and economic hub.
“The show is part of a two-year celebration of culture in Liverpool (the city marked the 800th anniversary of its charter last year). It was organized by the Yale Center for British Art in conjunction with the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, where it made its debut in November.”
The Painter and the City: Parallel Tales of Growth KAREN ROSENBERG New York Times 8.18.08
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