The Alexandria Association is the city’s oldest organization devoted to the preservation of Alexandria’s historic buildings, landscapes, records, and antiquities; and to education in the decorative, fine, and building arts.
Meetings are held at 8 pm
The Lyceum, 201 South Washington St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Monday May 21, 2018
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Daniel K. Ackermann
“ ‘Conformable to that of the waters’: Cultural Confluence in the Decorative Arts of Early Kentucky”
When most Americans think about Kentucky three things come to mind: Daniel Boone, whisky, and horse racing. These things bring to mind a Commonwealth founded by intrepid frontiersmen who brought an established Southern culture with them across the Appalachian Mountains. But Kentucky’s early cultural history is much more complicated. Kentucky was not a frontier; it was a middle. To the north and south were the native peoples of the Ohio and Tennessee River Valleys. To the east and upstream were the former British Colonies. West, south, and downstream were the French and Spanish settlements of Upper and Lower Louisiana. This lecture will explore how Kentucky’s unique geographic, economic, and cultural position between north, south, east, and west affected the objects made and used there in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Daniel Ackerman holds a BA in history from the College of William and Mary, an MA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is the Curator of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts where he has curated numerous exhibitions including a major reinstallation of the permanent collection. He has published widely and currently is working on an online catalog of the MESDA collections. Please join us in welcoming Daniel to the Alexandria Association!
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Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15.