“A Forgotten Legacy: The Hartford Art World, 1800-1950” is the topic of a fourth local history lecture at Capital Community College on Thursday, April 26th.
The lecture, free and open to the public, is the last of four talks in the spring semester in CCC’s inaugural Hartford Studies Public Lecture Series. It will be held at Centinel Hill Hall auditorium at the 950 Main Street campus at 5:30 p.m.
Gary Knoble, an independent scholar and retired insurance executive and consultant, will discuss Hartford as an “important center of activity for painting and sculpture” in the 19th and 20th centuries. His lecture will cover the city’s major arts institutions “that flourished between 1800 and 1950 with images and biographies of the artists involved in those institutions.”
The College’s Hartford Heritage Project and College Foundation are hosting the series on Hartford history as part of Capital’s 50th anniversary commemoration.
Historian and author William Hosley is curating the series for Capital and its Heritage project. Hosley was formerly director of the New Haven Museum and Hartford-based Connecticut Landmarks, where he cared for a chain of house museums, including Hartford’s Butler-McCook and Isham-Terry houses. Prior to that, as a curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum, his Sam & Elizabeth: Legend and Legacy of Colt’s Empire (1996), helped spawn the Coltsville National Park.
Contributions in support of the history series and placed-based learning are welcome through a contribution form, secure online giving or by phone: 860-906-5102. The lecture series is being supported by the College Foundation’s 21st Century Endowment Fund.
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To learn more about the Hartford Heritage Project, visit www.capitalcc.edu/hhp