Women and Celebrity Culture discussion at Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

Women and Celebrity Culture discussion at Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

DUNDEE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the role women have played in the creation of celebrity culture.

Dr Ana Salzberg from the University of Dundee will be discussing the evolution of stardom and fandom from early Hollywood to contemporary media at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 6th June.

Dr Salzberg said, “From the earliest days of the film industry, women have played key roles as both professionals and spectators.

“The division between the two has blurred today in the age of reality TV and social media, but the dynamic relationship between on- and off-screen worlds has always been in place.”

Dundee Arts Café is a programme of talks showcasing arts research and developments taking place locally. The series is organised by the University of Dundee in partnership with Abertay University and Leisure & Culture Dundee.

These events enable members of the public to relax and discuss the arts, from English to History, Philosophy to Architecture, and Fine Art to Product Design, with some of the leading names carrying out work in these areas in Dundee, as well as guest speakers. The events last one hour, and speakers talk passionately about their work for 30 minutes before the floor is opened up to an informal discussion with the audience.

‘Women and Celebrity Culture’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum at 6pm on Tuesday, 6th June. The event is free and open to all, but limited seating means visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm.

For more information about the event and Dundee Arts Cafe please visit www.dundeeartscafe.co.uk.

For media enquiries contact:
Cara Longmuir
Media Relations Officer
University of Dundee
Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN
Tel: +44 (0)1382 385243
Email: c.z.longmuir@dundee.ac.uk

SOURCE: University of Dundee

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