Programs & Events
- ‼️ PLEASE NOTE ‼️ 🎫 MUSEUM admission 🎫 is available with 24-hour advance online ticketing only. ‼️ The Museum will be closed Sunday, April 4. ‼️
April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPRINGTIME SCHOLAR SERIES: The Raw, The Cooked, and The Manufactured$10 – $12
Charles Ethan Porter and Late 19th Century American Still Life Traditions
with Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Individual Lectures $12 ($10 members)
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Charles Ethan Porter’s Strawberries (1888) provides an excellent opportunity to examine late 19th century representations of food, dining rituals, and how national conversations shaped domestic experiences, and how those experiences were further nuanced by gender, class, race, and mass production. Porter, who was African American and from Hartford, CT, used still life painting to realize for himself, his family, and his community a way to escape the hardship and impoverishment of his early life.
This program takes place virtually via GoTo Webinar. You will receive a confirmation email of your registration. The link to the virtual program will be sent via email closer to the event date.
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Image: Charles Ethan Porter (1847–1923), Strawberries, 1888. Oil on canvas, Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
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