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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Object Lessons in American Art: An Overview

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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Join exhibition curator Karl Kusserow for an overview of the special exhibition, Object Lessons. Hear how the 19th-century concept of an “object lesson” is being deployed at Princeton with the traveling exhibition and future University Art Museum. The show’s display juxtaposes objects that originate from diverse American contexts in order to create new meaning, provoking timely questions about history and contemporary culture. Hear about groupings that tackle topics like patriotism, the racialized landscape, gender constructs, and the surrealist body, with artists Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Robert S. Duncanson, the Guerrilla Girls, Ammi Phillips, and more.

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Image: Pueblo, Historic, ca. 1880, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Rio Grande, United States, American southwest, Large two-headed, four-armed effigy figurine. Ceramic with black and white slip; 63.5 x 39 x 21 cm. Lent by the Department of Geosciences, Princeton University (PU 7413) Photo Bruce M. White.
Object Lessons in American Art is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.
This exhibition is made possible by the leadership support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.

At the Florence Griswold Museum, support comes from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mrs. Kathryn Parsons and Mr. J. Geddes Parsons, Mr. Wayne Harms and Mrs. Barbara Harms, WSHU Public Radio, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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June 14
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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