Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Art and American Identity: 1670-1789

Lead Scholar: Maurie McInnis (Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Texas at Austin)

November 29, 2012

In 1690, to what extent were the arts and material culture of the British Atlantic colonies “American”? To what extent were they “American” by 1789? What major factors defined the evolution in American arts and material culture in this period? To what extent did this evolution reflect the changing self-image of Americans?

Subjects: Art; History; Thirteen Colonies; American Enlightenment; Cultural History; Material Culture