Collecting in Victorian America: The Great Divide of the Gilded Age
Talk & Exhibition Preview with Curator Kathleen Motes Bennewitz – RSVP Required
From stereoscopic views, precursors of 3D technology, to reduced casts of renowned sculptures, this exhibit highlights how collecting during the Gilded Age underscored an era of unprecedented mobility and scientific breakthroughs, a way to experience new inventions and discoveries and expand on a newfound understanding of the world.
Kathleen Motes Bennewitz serves as Westport’s town curator and is also an independent art historian who has worked as a collections and exhibition curator for cultural and historical organizations in Connecticut and art museums across the country, including the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. She received her A.B. in Art & Archaeology from Princeton University and M.A. in Art History from University of Delaware.
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