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May 2014

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

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

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.

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March 2014

Friends of American Art Trip to Dallas & Fort Worth

March 7 - 9

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. Join the Friends of American Art in the Lone Star State:  Dallas & Fort Worth, March 7 –

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April 2014

Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: How Great Thou Art: Biblical Imagery in America

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Despite the historic importance of Christianity to American culture and daily life, Christian subjects in 18th- and 19th-century American art are surprisingly few, especially considering their prevalence in the Old World. Boettcher will explore this country’s sometimes uneasy relationship with religious iconography and discuss some fascinating examples of Christian imagery from the period.

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March 2014

Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: To Buy or Not to Buy

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Graham Boettcher will share his insights on collection American art, including predictions for emerging artists, periods, and movements, as well as advice on buying ahead of the market.

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February 2014

Friends of American Art Lunch & Learn: Mourning a la Mode: The Art of Victorian Bereavement

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this richly illustrated talk, Graham Boettcher, Phd, the William Carey Hulsey Curator of American Art, discusses Victorian era mourning customs and practices, including fashion, jewelry, and the tradition of mourning portraiture, including works by the Alabama artist Nicola Marschall.

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January 2014
$13.5

Friends of American Art Lunch and Learn

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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. Curator of American Art Graham C. Boettcher, Ph.D. will share his insights on collecting American art, including

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