William Hogarth (1697–1764). A Midnight Modern Conversation, 1732/33. Etching. Graphic Arts Collection, Firestone Library.


Opening event: Friday, 7 October 2011, 2:00 p.m.


  • Linda Colley, Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University
  • Mark Hallett, Professor of History of Art, University of York
  • Tim Hitchcock, Professor of Eighteenth-Century History, University of Hertfordshire
  • Claude Rawson, Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale University
  • James Steward, Princeton University Art Museum, moderator

A reception will follow.


Gallery Tour: Sunday, 23 October 2011, 3:00 p.m.

A gallery tour with the curator will be offered on Sunday 23 October 2011 at 2:00 in the Firestone Library main gallery.

Musical Offering: Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Practitioners of Musick will present Hogarth and His Musical Friends at 3:00, featuring:

  • John Burkhalter, English and small flutes
  • Clara Rottsolk, soprano
  • Donna Fournier, Baroque cello
  • Donovan Klotzbeacher, harpsichord

A reception will follow in the main gallery of Firestone Library.


The exhibition and events are free and open to the public.