Art at Noon: Peale, Humboldt, and the Mastodon

Wednesday, June 8th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

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Join us for an Art at Noon to remember with special guests Dr. Eleanor Harvey, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dr. Martin Faas, Director of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt in conversation with Dr. Anna O. Marley, The Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art. Marley will introduce Charles Willson Peale, his museum, and his mastodon; Harvey will continue the conversation by discussing about her current landmark exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture and how Humboldt met Peale and his mastodon on his 1804 visit to Philadelphia; and Fass will conclude the conversation by explaining just how Peale’s mastodon ended up in Darmstadt Germany, before it crossed the Atlantic again in 2020 to take up residence in Washington DC.

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Wednesday July 8
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Come enjoy discussions and lectures with PAFA scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest. Now you can enjoy these lectures from the comfort of your couch. Join us each Wednesday at noon and now you can even bring your lunch!
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