"Conversing a great deal with your picture": Portraiture and Society in Early Virginia.

May 22, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Reeves Center
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450

540-458-8768


"Conversing a great deal with your picture": Portraiture and Society in Early Virginia.

Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD.

May 22, 2018

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Reeves Center, Campus of Washington and Lee University

Free and Open to the Public

Join University Collections of Art and History in welcoming special guest lecturer Janine Yorimoto Boldt for "Conversing a great deal with your picture": Portraiture and Society in Early Virginia. The lecture will provide an overview of portraiture and its social functions in Virginia from the seventeenth century through the Early American Republic. The lecture will emphasis Washington and Lee’s collection of Custis family portraits currently on display in Watson Pavilion.

Janine Yorimoto Boldt received her doctorate in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. She will be teaching a course entitled “Visual and Material Culture of Slavery at William & Mary” before leaving for Philadelphia to become a Mellon Curatorial Postdoc Fellow at the American Philosophical Society.

Watson Pavilion will be open after the lecture for viewing the current exhibit “Home Again: The Custis Family Portraits.”

Normal Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Image: Painting, “Portrait of Frances Parke Custis,” attributed to Jaquelin-Brodnax Limner, oil on canvas, ca. 1723, Bequest of Mary Custis Lee