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The Power of Objects in 18th Century British America

  • Dates: October 6, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: museum admission
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    Guest speaker is Dr. Jennifer Van Horn, Assistant Professor of Art History and History, University of Delaware

    Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. In this talk Dr. Van Horn willinvestigate these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices—to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire.

    Included with museum admission

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