Note: This program is sold out.
In the nineteenth century, the place of the arts in a democracy was a hotly debated topic in the United States. The exhibition Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy integrates the broad range of styles and narrative themes — from history, literary and religious subjects to the more familiar rural and domestic genres — through which Americans were expected to attain cultural refinement. Join Kimberly Orcutt for an intimate tour of the exhibition, featuring fifty-five works from the New-York Historical Society’s collection. Gallery tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.
Kimberly Orcutt is Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society.
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