Verplanck to discuss nineteenth-century art production

Dr. Anne Verplanck, assistant professor of American studies, will present “The Effects of Economics on the Production of Art in the 19th Century” on Wednesday, February 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

This presentation will use brief case studies to examine the business of art in nineteenth-century Philadelphia. By looking at the economic underpinnings of the artistic production, marketing techniques, access to supply chains, innovations, living costs, and formal and informal relationships with others in the art world, Verplanck aims to contribute to discussions of how capitalism actually worked in small businesses.

Verplanck’s research interests include American art and its intersections with social, cultural, religious, and economic history; material culture; and museum and heritage studies.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Ponnett at [email protected].

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