From Darkness to Light: In Conversation About Joseph Wright of Derby's "Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump"

Posted on Wed., March 30, 2022

In response to Mathew Craske's prize winning recent biography of Joseph Wright of Derby, Huntington curators Joel Klein and Melinda McCurdy discuss Wright's iconic painting, Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump (1768) in the exhibition, "Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby," in the context of older traditions of European art and of the history of science.