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Presentations/Lectures

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Democratic Vistas: The Common Man as the American Hero, Art and Politics from the Revolution to the Civil War by John Stauffer

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John Stauffer writes and lectures on the Civil War era, antislavery, social protest movements, and visual culture. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught at Harvard University since 1999.

Folk and Vernacular Art as American Art by Janet Berlo

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Janet Berlo is Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her publications include Wild by Design: 200 Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts, with Patricia Crews (University of Washington Press), Spirit Beings and Sun Dancers: Black Hawk's Vision of a Lakota World (George Braziller Books), and Native North American Art, with Ruth Phillips (Oxford University Press).