Join us and celebrate Presidents' Day with an informative art-filled lecture on George Washington, the Father of Our Country. Presented by Michael Norris, Art Historian.
Declared at his death “First in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington is revered even today. Through works of art often drawn from area museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the New York Historical Society, see how artists of his own time portrayed him for posterity and how that posterity, through its own crop of artists, commemorated his deeds.
Michael Norris received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego, and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world.
Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.Eastern Branch