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Friends of American Art: Rollin’ on the River: Riverboat Commerce and Decorative Arts in the Antebellum South

May 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

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This event is for members of Friends of American Art. If you’re interested in joining this support group, please contact Debbie Bartoletti at dbartoletti@artsbma.org.

Navigable rivers played an important role in the transportation of consumer goods from the North to the Deep South prior to the Civil War, and river ports emerged as important centers of commerce and culture. Curator of American Art Graham Boettcher, Ph.D. will look at well-appointed interiors of the period, and discuss how the riverboat trade helped shape Southern tastes.

Lunch will be served for $13.50 per person. To RSVP and reserve a lunch, please contact Andrew Farrell at afarrell@artsbma.org or 205.297.8073 by Wednesday, May 21.


May 28, 2014
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Birmingham Museum of Art
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