U.S. Open

Creatively Speaking
3:12 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Art and Golf in Victorian Great Britain

The Golfers, 1847, by Charles Lees. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 84 1/4 inches (130.8 x 214 cm). Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Golf’s U.S. OPEN starts on June 10th in suburban Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers  the relationship between art and golf in Victorian Great Britain, as a Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition spotlights an 1847 masterwork.

The Art of Golf runs through July 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Listen to Curator Jennifer Thompson discuss the early intersection of art and golf with WRTI's Susan Lewis.