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Reflections and Resistance: Rethinking Black Presence in the Domestic Interior

In conjunction with the exhibition Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware through the Lens of Care, Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT) welcomes art historian Dr. Jennifer Van Horn of the University of Delaware to speak about the relationship of objects, artwork, and enslavement in the United States.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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Dr. Van Horn is the author of The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America (2017) and Portraits of Resistance: Activating Art during Slavery (2022), and she was the recipient of the National Portrait Gallery’s inaugural Director’s Essay Prize. The talk will be preceded by a wine reception.

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Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware Through the Lens of Care

Jepson Center
Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware through the Lens of Care examines how upper-class Savannahians in the 19th century used the wealth they accumulated through the exploitation of enslaved and domestic labor to acquire luxurious objects for their homes, in this case glassware.
exhibition

Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware Through the Lens of Care

Jepson Center
Shattered Illusions: Reconsidering Glassware through the Lens of Care examines how upper-class Savannahians in the 19th century used the wealth they accumulated through the exploitation of enslaved and domestic labor to acquire luxurious objects for their homes, in this case glassware.
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