Tim Barringer and Eleanor Hughes

Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, and Eleanor Hughes, a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Yale Center for British Art, collaborated on a comprehensive interdisciplinary project called ART & MUSIC IN BRITAIN: FOUR ENCOUNTERS 1730 TO 1900. The exhibition combines music, scores, instruments and paintings from various Yale collections, and is on view until Dec. 31 at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT.

They talked with Suzanne about this unique project, and especially about the first of the four “encounters,” which deals with George Frideric Handel’s London from the 1730s to the 1750s.