"Empire Follows Art”: Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: "Empire Follows Art”: Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World

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Zuckert Seminar Room
This exhibition illuminates the experience of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century.

Works

French, "Map of Eastern and Western Hemispheres," 1700-1725. Bequest of Charles Potter Kling. 1935.145
"Vespers, Guayaquil River, Ecuador," ca. 1862, oil on canvas, by Louis Rémy Mignot, American, 1831-1870. Museum Purchase, Hamlin Fund.
Wabanaki Birchbark Box, ca. 1830

About

This exhibition illuminates the experience of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century. Art and artifacts drawn from the Museum’s collections shed light on the development of an extensive network among Europe, Africa, and the Americas that influenced identity and culture in the period. Curated by students in “Sugar, Tobacco, Rice and Rum: Art and Identity in the Atlantic World,” taught by Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art history, Bowdoin College.