"Nostalgia Illustrated: N. C. Wyeth, Advertising And American Cultural History"

Lecture At Brandywine River Museum Of Art Will Be Held Sept. 12

August 9, 2019

Douglas B. Dowd, professor of Art and American Culture Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., and director of the university’s Modern Graphic History Library, will discuss N. C. Wyeth’s commercial images and how the artist situated American consumers in a golden past to meet the needs of a nascent, modern advertising business on Thursday, Sept. 12
The lecture will be held at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pa. The museum will open at 5:30 p.m., with the program at 6 p.m. A reception will follow. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
Professor Dowd received his B.A. in history from Kenyon College and an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work as a writer, illustrator, animator and printmaker addresses the social landscape. Dowd's books and prints are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University.
Dowd is also active as a curator, essayist and critic in the realm of modern graphic culture, writing on topics in comics, animation and illustration. He writes the blog “Graphic Tales” and serves as an advisor to the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies in Stockbridge, Mass.
“Nostalgia Illustrated: N. C. Wyeth, Advertising and American Cultural History” is made possible by the Somerville Manning Gallery.
The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) and is located on Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pa.
For additional information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum.


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