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The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

  • 4/30/2014 | 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 ObjectsRichard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, at the Smithsonian Institution will discuss objects in the Smithsonian's collections, such as the Star-Spangled Banner, Lincoln's hat, Bell's telephone, Armstrong's trumpet, Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, and even the National Zoo's pandas to weave an engaging history of our nation.

Copies of the book, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects, by Richard Kurin, will be available for purchase at the lecture. Dr. Kurin has kindly agreed to autograph copies of the book.


RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. Contact Christine Piontek: cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.


Illustration: Dr. Richard Kurin