Listen as Sarah Anne Carter, curator and director of research at Milwaukee’s Chipstone Foundation, takes us back to the 19th century, where ideas were
taught with things, and 'object lessons' were more than metaphoric.
Carter's new book Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World examines the ways material things - objects and pictures - were used to reason about issues of morality, race, citizenship, and capitalism, as well as reality and representation,
in the nineteenth-century United States.
Book signing to follow.
Cosponsored by Milwaukee Art Museum, Chipstone Foundation, and Boswell Book Company.
Free with Museum admission