Urban In-sights: A Workshop in American Visual Culture and Literacy from the Eighteenth through the Early Twentieth Century
June 28-June 30, 2021
Workshop is Filled
This three-day virtual workshop aims to enhance the skills of historians, art historians, archivists, curators, and other university, library and museum professionals, as well as graduate students who use images to interpret American art, history, and culture. We seek to augment and strengthen participants’ ability to identify, “read,” and analyze graphic material, including prints, photographs, watercolors, paintings, ephemera, and other two-dimensional objects. As the program uses Philadelphia as a focal point, priority will be given to applicants interested in using visual and material culture to explore urban topics.
We anticipate that participants will have wide-ranging backgrounds, are at varied points in their careers, and will come to the workshop conversant with American history and culture. Graduate students; college and university professors; and museum, library and archives professionals whose responsibilities include handling, research, and instruction with graphics but lack specific training in that area are all encouraged to apply.
This programming is supported by the Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jay Robert Stiefel and Terra Foundation for American Art.