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Lectures Programme

The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

Members who wish to bring a guest at £10 per lecture, (students free) please .

Lectures Details



15th March 2022

Speaker: Julia Musgrave

For many, Caravaggio (1571-1610) is famed as much for his art as for his criminal record.

His paintings inspired many artists during his lifetime and would go on to influence many more, from Orazio Gentileschi to Peter Paul Rubens, Gerard van Honthorst and Rembrandt who each absorbed a different aspect of Caravaggio’s work.

Julia Musgrave follows the dramatic incidents of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s life and looks at why and how his influence spread and gave rise to the international movement known as ‘Caravaggism’.

Arts Society lecturer Julia Musgrave’s first degree is in Chemical Engineering. She is now an art historian with degrees in Arts. She teaches Art History at the City Literary Institute (City Lit) and is Co-Director of The London Art Salon


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