Mon, May 17|
Virtual Lecture - America's Yankee Da Vinci: Rufus Porter and his Curious World of Invention (1)
Time & Location
May 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
About the Event
Explore the life and history of American inventor Rufus Porter in this special virtual lecture with Independent Curator Laura F. Sprague and University of Maine Professor of Art History Justin Wolff. In 2019, Sprague and Wolff co-curated the exhibit "Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine.
The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity has partnered with the Mercer Museum to provide this lecture which coincides with the exhibit "Magnificent Measures! The Hausman-Hill Collection of Calculating Instruments" at the Mercer Museum from May 23 to September 6th.
$10 General Admission Virtual Connection/$5 Virtual Connection for BCHS and Rufus Porter Museum Members.
Please visit https://www.mercermuseum.org/americasyankeedavinci for more information.