Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy

  • 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

136 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City

While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparable masterworks centered on the tragic events of the more than decade-long Napoleonic Wars.  We’ll view that momentous period of human struggle and suffering through Goya’s shocking collection of prints called “Disasters of War” and Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace,” exploring not only the original works but also later interpretations through film and opera. 

WorldCanvass is free and open to the public. 

The program is held from 5:30–7:00 p.m. with a pre-show reception from 5:00–5:30 p.m.

Learn more about this program here.


Joyce Tsai—chief curator, UI Stanley Museum of Art; associate professor of practice, UI School of Art and Art History

Anna Barker—visiting assistant professor, UI Department of Asian & Slavic Languages and Literatures

Denise Filios—associate professor, Spanish; chair, UI Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Elizabeth Stone—assistant conservator, UI Libraries

Rebecca Fons—programming director, Iowa City FilmScene

Nathan Platte—associate professor, UI School of Music

Cost: Free

Contact: UI International Programs 319-353-2700

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