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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 1 of 6)


WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise noted

Presented by Kristin Mihaylovich, Professor of Art History at Fullerton College.

APRIL 10 | Early Encounters: Spanish and French Colonization

This week’s lecture will examine the early encounters between indigenous Americans and the Spanish and French colonial powers. We’ll look at how paintings and engravings helped form the European perspective on Native American culture. We’ll explore the contrasting aesthetics between indigenous and European artists and their emerging synthesis. Lastly, we’ll discuss how art assisted in the process of converting native groups to Catholicism and how these legacies endure today. 

APRIL 17 | Early Encounters Part 2: The British Impact and Colonial Portraiture

APRIL 24 |*11:15 AM | From Colonial to Federal

MAY 1 | The Landscape and National Identity

MAY 8 | Genre Scenes and the West

MAY 15 | American Art of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era

Series Package: Members $50 | General $75 (Attend one lecture for free when you purchase the series package!)

Single Lecture Tickets: Members $10 | General $15 PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image credit: Robert Duncanson - Ellen's Isle (public domain)

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April 10, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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