Currrier & Ives: Perspectives on America
12.04.2007 —A presentation on the 19th century printmakers Currier and Ives.
As part of its Kaleidoscope Series, Bay Path College will host a presentation on the 19th century printmakers Currier and Ives. The presentation, entitled “Currrier & Ives: Perspectives on America” will explore an understanding of how the foremost printmakers of the 19th century helped define a collective American identity and launch what we know today as mass media. Mary Steele, executive producer and project manager at WGBY will lead the presentation, which will include a short video. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in Breck Suite, Wright Hall on the Longmeadow campus of Bay Path College.
This presentation is a preview of an upcoming documentary series set to air on WGBY in 2008, an outgrowth of a unique partnership between WGBY, the Springfield Museums, Bay Path College, the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield, Springfield Public Library, and The Republican that is currently studying the work and impact of Currier & Ives. At a time when photography was not an option for newspapers, Currier & Ives prints became the visual link to news stories. This session will introduce the printmakers who satisfied America’s appetite to see it all for ourselves: love and war, disasters and heroes, and event the past and future.
For more information, please call 413.565.1066.