Global Vistas: American Art and Internationalism in the Gilded Age, the summer 2020 Teaching Gallery exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, is curated by Nicole Williams, honorary guest scholar and postdoctoral teaching fellow (2019–2020) in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, in conjunction with her class “American Art and Material Culture of the Gilded Age” in spring 2020. This website is based on the exhibition essay, as the installation was cancelled due to the temporary closure of the Museum in spring 2020.
On Saturday, August 15, join us for a live online conversation about the importance of international travel and exchange to American art in the Gilded Age. Nicole Williams, honorary guest scholar and postdoctoral teaching fellow (2019–2020) in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, will be joined by Angela Miller, professor in the Department of Art History & Archaeology, for this discussion on American art of the late nineteenth century and how its modern, multicultural spirit also announced the country’s emerging status as a global power.
About the Teaching Gallery
The Teaching Gallery is an exhibition space within the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum that is dedicated to exhibiting works from the Museum’s collection with direct connections to Washington University courses. Teaching Gallery exhibitions are intended to serve as parallel classrooms and can be used to supplement courses through object-based inquiry, research, and learning.
Sanford Robinson Gifford (American, 1823–1880), detail of Venetian Sails: A Study, 1873. Oil on canvas, 13 x 24 in. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Bequest of Charles Parsons, 1905.