Gallery Talk: The Light of Other Days
August 23 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
For much of history, lighting was used for the task at hand. Because of the small amount of light that lamps emitted, lighting devices were kept close at hand and used to illuminate small areas. The invention of the incandescent bulb in the 19th century revolutionized our ability to light our environment.
In this presentation, Associate Director Blaire Gagnon will delve into the types of lighting devices that have been used in America from the Colonial Period to the mid-20th century. Special attention will be paid to the social effects of electric light at the turn of the century.
About Summer Gallery Talks:
These casual talks are designed to give you an in-depth look at a particular subject, and they are scheduled at 7 pm Thursday nights in the Metz Exhibit Hall. Admission is $5 for non-members, Members are free. No pre-registration is required.