february, 2019

Meet George Washington Through Art

24feb2:00 pm3:30 pmMeet George Washington Through ArtRidgefield Library

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Event Details

Dr. Michael Norris, art historian and former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give an illustrated talk about George Washington through works of art drawn from area museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum and the New York Historical Society.  Norris will emphasize how artists of Washington’s on time portrayed him for posterity and how that posterity, through its own crop of artists, commemorated his deeds.

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant provides 100 public libraries across the country the opportunity to use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and how they continue to influence our lives today. This program is part of a larger series called First Principles, which aims to continue this conversation into the future.

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(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Ridgefield Library

472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877


Ridgefield Library

Phone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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