Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Kelvingrove Art Gallery are hosting a series of talks focusing on their newly acquired 17th Century Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray, by renowned artist John Michael Wright.

Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

About Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Tuesday 17th March: Mungo Murray: Death and Expulsion: Mungo Murray's Darien
2pm
Join Dr Julie Orr as she places Lord Mungo Murray’s portrait in the context of the Scottish attempt to form a colony in Darien, in modern day Panama, which led to Murray’s demise.

Tuesday 21st April: The Fashion for Tartan
2pm
Discover the details of Lord Mungo Murray’s clothing, including his tartan, and how they help to identify him as a Highland Chieftain.

Tuesday 16th June: Scotching Myths: Mungo Murray and Scottish Identity
2pm – 3.30pm
An afternoon of short talks in the Scottish Identity in Art gallery, looking at the history of John Michael Wright’s portrait of Lord Mungo Murray and what it means to be Scottish today.

Tuesday 4th August: Mungo Murray: The power of patronage and politics of a noble Murray: The fortunes of the Murrays of Athol in 1660s’ Scotland
2pm
Join Curator of Scottish History Dr Tony Lewis as he sets John Michael Wright’s portrait of Lord Mungo Murray in the context of the history of the Murray family and their political status in Scotland in the 1600s.


Purchased with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Art Fund, National Fund for Acquisitions and Friends of Glasgow Museums, 2019.

© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.

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