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The Foundling Museum, Britain's original home for abandoned children and London's first public art gallery, has a new director, Lars Tharp. He will speak Monday evening about Harlots, Rakes & Crashing China, a "rumbustuous introduction to 18th century ceramics and William Hogarth".

Born in Copenhagen, educated in England, Lars worked at Sotheby's before becoming the ceramics expert for BBC Antiques Road Show and an energetic promoter of Hogarth, an artist who contributed to the children's home. Hogarth fascinates us.

An English Interior, a current Foundling Museum exhibit by John Kindness, pays tribute to Hogarth and Desperate Dan.

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