Art at Noon: Titian Ramsay Peale II in Colombia

Wednesday, October 14th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale II (1799-1885) traveled to the Magdalena River in New Granada in the fall of 1830 on an enigmatic expedition. Through archival findings, some of this mysterious journey has been unveiled, parts of it remain obscure. Peale´s voyage took place in the context of a very convulsive decade in the newly established Republic of Colombia at the beginning of the century. As a naturalist, Peale´s interests in both collecting and drawing interlaced with political and economic issues, Simón Bolivar, who had recently died when Peale arrived in South America, was closely related to Peale´s financial patron for this expedition.

During this lecture, we will follow Peale from Philadelphia, down the Magdalena River and to the outskirts of Bogotá. This tour will include a brief background of the political and artistic context of the New Granada and will emphasize the importance and relevance of voyages like this in the intersections of art in science between Europe, North America, Latin America and Colombia.

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Wednesday October 14
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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