The Albany Institute of History & Art has announced a lecture, The Power of Objects in 18th Century British America, with Dr. Jennifer Van Horn of the University of Delaware, set for Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2 pm.
Based on her first book, The Power of Objects in 18th Century British America, Dr. Van Horn’s lecture will investigate the array of artifacts purchased by Anglo-Americans during the eighteenth century. Dr. Van Horn will touch on artifacts such as portraits, engraved city views, and furniture to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire.
Dr. Jennifer Van Horn currently works at her alma mater, University of Delaware, as an Assistant Professor of Art History and History. Prior to her current position, she was an Assistant Professor of Art History at George Mason University. Dr. Van Horn earned her Honors Bachelor of Arts in History and Art History from the University of Delaware and her Ph.D from the University of Virginia. Her field of studies focuses on Early American Art and Material Culture. She has written two books: The Power of Objects in 18th Century British America and Painting Slaves: Intersections of Slavery and American Art, 1720-1880.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany. Free parking is available in the museum’s lot at the corner of Elk and Dove Streets. More information is available on the Institute’s website, or by calling (518) 463-4478.
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