Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in Antebellum Maine and America

Book cover of Rufus Porter's Curious World

An illustrated talk by Laura F. Sprague, co-curator of Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860, a recent exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Sprague will highlight the artist-inventor Rufus Porter’s remarkable career, including his foundational Maine experiences. Senior consulting curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Laura Sprague co-curated the exhibition with Justin Wolff, professor of art history, University of Maine. A catalogue of the same name as the exhibit was published in 2019 by Penn State University Press. The catalogue can be borrowed from the collection at the Scarborough Public Library. 

This virtual event is free to attend and open to the public. To request the Zoom link, please email Lucy J. Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications, ljnorvell [at] scarboroughlibrary.org and include any questions for Laura. Following her illustrated talk, Laura will entertain questions.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:30pm