Before the Museums Came: A Social History of the Fine Arts in the Twin Cities
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friends Community Room
Lecturer: Leo J. (John) Harris
Trace the origins and growth of the fine arts in the Twin Cities, from 1840 to the opening of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts building in 1915. Harris will explore the institutions that were created to support the fine arts, review the events, including art exhibitions which resulted, and consider the collectors, dealers, and artists whose efforts, generosity, and creativity made all of this possible.
Harris had three careers: 10 years in the State Department and Foreign Service; 15 years as a practicing international lawyer; and 20 years as a small press publisher. In retirement he writes articles and books on local history and popular culture.
$10; $5 for MIA members. Free for members of the Library Affinity Group. To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »