Due to the interest generated by the exhibit “Faces of Schenectady: 1715 – 1750” as well as brand-new research, support from the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, and generous grants from the New York Council for the Humanities, and Schenectady County, the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS) is offering a two day seminar this October.
Participants will be able to experience, first hand, new research related to eighteenth-century art, politics, and culture in Schenectady County. Along with one-of-a-kind lectures, SCHS is also offering a one-on-one gallery talk with co-curator Ona Curran and a 17th century Dutch Luncheon made possible by the Glen Sanders Mansion!
FRIDAY October 15
Exhibit Tour with Gallery Lecture Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue Schenectady NY 12305
2:00 – 3:15 Ona Curran Nehemiah Partridge: His style, use of mezzotints, English influence Clara Clack van Beek – Account ledger of Annatje Beck, tavern keeper and seller of dry goods
3:30 – 4:30 Ona Curran Peter Vanderlyn and John Heaton
Schenectady Portraits – Susanna Truax and Deborah Glen Other portraits – Albany, Hudson Valley, The Van Bergen Overmantel, the Oliver portrait
5:30 – 7:30 Evening Fare and Folklore (Additional $10.00 Fee) First Reformed Church of Schenectady 8 North Church Street, Schenectady NY 12305 Buffet and Story Telling Joe Doolittle
SATURDAY October 16
Exhibit Open 9:00 – 9:30 Schenectady County Historical Society
Lectures First Reformed Church of Schenectady
9:30 – 10:15 Susan Blakney, 17th Century Double Wedding Portrait
10:15 – 11:15 Nancy Hagadorn Ph.D., Laurens Claese Van Der Volgen Cultural Broker and Interpreter
11:30 – 12:30 John Townsend The Mohawk Prayer Book
LUNCHEON 12:30 – 2:15
2:15 – 3:00 Karen Hess The Indomitable Ariantje Coeymans: Bangles and Beads – Jewelry in Portraiture
3:00 – 3:45 Rod Blackburn Scripture Paintings
3:45 – 4:30 Rod Blackburn and Ruth Piwonka The Data Base of early 18th century paintings
4:30 – 5:00 Questions and Closing Remarks
Register online here.