Every year thousands tour King Ludwig II's castles, encountering enigmatic stories of the king's life and demise. This lecture explores the current narrative of King Ludwig as framed for tourists and contrasts it with critiques of this history by academics. These narratives have established a contemporary myth of Bavaria, often centered upon Ludwig's role in the arts, offering a fascinating insight into the use of history, art, and fantasy in the creation of cultural identities.
This lecture is presented with the University of Washington’s Department of Germanics and the Simpson Center for the Humanities as part of Connections and Contexts, a series of lectures relating art, history, and culture to the Frye’s exhibitions.
Please email or call to reserve tickets by Wednesday, December 4th: Department of Germanics, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-543-4580
All programs are free. Free tickets may be picked up at the Information Desk one hour prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early. See more at: http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5351/#sthash.BbcmFVwK.dpuf