The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture with Elle Shushan on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 2 pm. The lecture is open to the public and included with admission.
Elle Shushan brings her extensive knowledge of portrait miniatures to the lecture “How America Found its Face: Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic.” The talk explores how the new republic’s optimism influences the more open and lighter style of American portrait miniatures in the early nineteen century. Shushan explains how the American characteristics of the new style influence artists such as Gilbert Stuart and George Savage.
Shushan’s knowledge of portrait miniatures comes from her experience working as a dealer of fine portrait miniatures in Philadelphia and London. She is also an author, lecturer, and a museum consultant. She has worked with museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Worcester Art Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Her collection includes American, British, and European miniatures, dating between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany. Free parking is available in the museum’s lot at the corner of Elk and Dove Streets.
Admission rates are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for children aged 6-12, and free for children under 6. Albany Institute members are admitted for free.
For more information, visit the Institute’s website or call (518) 463-4478.
Portrait of Erza Ames courtesy Albany Institute of History & Art.