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The Stories of Art: An Alternative Art History

Thursday, April 28, 2022

This talk is part of the Yale University Press-Yale Center Beijing "Find Your Next Great Read" Series.

Event Time

April 28, 2022 | Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm British Summer Time
April 28, 2022 | Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time
April 28, 2022 | Thursday
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm China Standard Time

Participation Format

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The language of the event will be English.

The Event

The traditional story of art focused on white Western male artists and the idea of progressive genius. It overlooked artists based on gender, geography, and race to simplify the story. So what happens when we take the blinkers off? Art critic Charlotte Mullins' new book, A Little History of Art, published by Yale University Press, explores a thrilling journey through 100,000 years of art, from the first artworks ever made to art’s central role in culture today. Starting with the Spanish conquistadors and Moctezuma II and traveling to Benin City, London, Kyoto, Rome, and New York, this talk based on her book considers the complex network of art and presents an alternative view of some familiar favorites.


The Speaker


Charlotte Mullins
Art Critic, Writer, and Broadcaster

Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer, and broadcaster. She has worked as the arts editor of the Independent on Sunday, the editor of Art Review, the V&A Magazine, Art Quarterly and is the newly appointed art critic for Country Life. She has written over ten books, two of which are art books for children, which were published under the pen name Charlie Ayres.

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