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Modern Times | Celebrating and Creating History: America's Centennial Exposition


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST
*Doors at 2:00pm. Lecture at 2:30pm.
In Person and Online!
$10 General | $5 Student | Free for NHCM Members

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair to be held in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exposition, and 37 countries participated in it.

Karen Pope takes us back in time to meet the key players, learn the scope of the fair’s displays and the public's reaction to them, and discover how the Exhibition in Philadelphia connected to the young state of Texas.

About the Speaker:

Karen Pope, PhD in the History of Art (University of Texas, 1981), is a specialist in the modern art of Europe and America. She retired in May 2015 from a full-time position on the Baylor University faculty, teaching art history courses in 19th-century European and American Art, the priority of the Allbritton Art Institute. In addition to three decades of academic teaching, docent training, and informal lecture series, Karen has, since 1995, offered by popular demand lecture programs, art museum daytrips, and art history-rich study tours in the US and Europe through Art inSight Adventures in Art History. Her goal is to expand her companions’ understanding of art history, regardless of their backgrounds. Karen lives in Austin, where she is deeply involved in the operations of the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST
*Doors at 2:00pm. Lecture at 2:30pm.
In Person and Online!
$10 General | $5 Student | Free for NHCM Members

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair to be held in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exposition, and 37 countries participated in it.

Karen Pope takes us back in time to meet the key players, learn the scope of the fair’s displays and the public's reaction to them, and discover how the Exhibition in Philadelphia connected to the young state of Texas.

About the Speaker:

Karen Pope, PhD in the History of Art (University of Texas, 1981), is a specialist in the modern art of Europe and America. She retired in May 2015 from a full-time position on the Baylor University faculty, teaching art history courses in 19th-century European and American Art, the priority of the Allbritton Art Institute. In addition to three decades of academic teaching, docent training, and informal lecture series, Karen has, since 1995, offered by popular demand lecture programs, art museum daytrips, and art history-rich study tours in the US and Europe through Art inSight Adventures in Art History. Her goal is to expand her companions’ understanding of art history, regardless of their backgrounds. Karen lives in Austin, where she is deeply involved in the operations of the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum.

About the Event Host
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.
When & Where
Oct 2, 2022, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX
$5.00


What To Expect

History


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