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.
Learn about the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their distinctive folk art, reveal a love of color, design, and whimsy. Most are functional, but others were made "just for nice" and attest to the Pennsylvania Germans' penchant for decorating virtually everything-from a tiny pincushion to the side of a barn.
A book signing will follow, including the newly-published A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life (Winterthur); Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection (Yale University Press); and Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art (University of Pennsylvania Press).
Lisa Minardi is an assistant curator at Winterthur Museum and a specialist in Pennsylvania German art and culture. A Pennsylvania native, she earned a B.A. in history and museum studies from Ursinus College and an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the History of American Civilization at the University of Delaware, where she is studying the German-speaking population of colonial
Philadelphia for her dissertation. Her publications include A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life; Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection; and Pastors & Patriots: The Muhlenberg Family of Pennsylvania.
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"A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life"