Tuesday, January 11, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a virtual lecture about Mary Way and Elizabeth Way Champlain, and what it meant to be a woman artist in the late 18th and early 19th century. Historian Catherine E. Kelly will explore and contextualize the lives and work of the sister artists, examining how culture and aesthetics shaped America in the Early Republic.
Telling a story of struggle, innovation, and accomplishment, The Way Sisters explores the art of portrait miniatures and the role of portraiture in the years following the American Revolution, focusing on two remarkable, understudied women artists and their sitters.
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About the Speaker
Catherine E. Kelly, Ph.D., is the Editor of Books at the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, and Affiliate Professor of History at William & Mary. A prize-winning historian and editor, her interests focus broadly on gender, culture, and politics in the Early American Republic. She contributed an essay to the Way Sisters exhibition catalogue and is the author of Republic of Taste: Art, Politics and Everyday Life in Early America (2016).
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