Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Guest Lecturer Mina Rieur Weiner on E. H. Blashfield

Today we enjoyed a great lecutre and slide show about Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848–1936) who rose to prominence as a muralist during the “American Renaissance,” the period between the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the United States’ entry into World War I. Blashfield’s monumental work can be viewed in courthouses, state capitols, churches, universities, museums, and other places across the United States. New scholarship highlights Blashfield’s contributions to the beauty of civic spaces and his lasting influence on public art in America.
Mina Rieur Weiner is the editor of the new book about Blashfied, and she shared with us many images and stories of Blashfield's life and work. Check out the new book!

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