John Singleton Copley’s Declaration of Interdependence


Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:15pm


Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public, registration required. Register here.
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This lecture will look at the era of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British-American painter John Singleton Copley. Revealed in extensive private writings as well as in vivid paintings ranging from the intimate to the gigantic, Copley’s insight into his times was both penetrating and surprising.

Through Copley's works, Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in American and professor of history at Harvard, will cast the art of early America and the founding of the United States itself in a fresh, unsparing light.