Art in Antebellum Springfield

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Special Programs Room

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Brown Bag Program presented by Erika Holst, Assistant Curator of Decorative Art, ISM

This presentation will explore the ways in which the people of Springfield accessed and experienced art in the years before the Civil War. What kind of imagery were they seeing?  How did they purchase or acquire it?  What did it mean to them in their daily lives?  From portraits to lithographs to transfer-printed China, this talk sheds light on the role of art in the lives of everyday people in a time when mass production of imagery was just coming in to its own.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield.* For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

*The Collections Center cannot currently be reached from Ash St. due to construction. You can access the facility's entrance on 10 1/2 St. from Laurel St.

Art in Antebellum Springfield

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