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Lecture: “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon

  • 160 South Saint Mary's Street Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)

The Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon

Portraiture in Europe and Early America was historically reserved for the wealthy. It was a status symbol establishing the subject and its family in a place of hierarchical social order. The burgeoning rise of the middle class, variety of consumer goods available, and ‘tastes’ after the American Revolution challenged longstanding opinions of portraiture. Michael Ausbon will explore some of those changes and illustrate why contemporaries of the period considered this new art degenerate. It will also explore how the definition of art is constantly evolving with the times.

Refreshments provided.

Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH’s educational programming and site preservation. For tickets, please call 919-833-3431 with your credit card, mail a check to Joel Lane Museum House, P O Box 10884, Raleigh, NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Please be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.