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Virtual Lecture - Hesselius and Peale: Annapolis' American Court Painters

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm (EST)

John Hesselius (1728-1778) and Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) were well-known Annapolis artists. This lecture will explore the artistic lineage between the master and apprentice, the influence of the Neoclassical style of European artists, Hesselius-and-Peale-VL-Thomas-Jennings-portrait-1and how they became known as the premier portraitists of the founding fathers of a new nation. 

Registration required.

Cost: Free


arts-council-new-logo-july-2018-ha-websiteThis Virtual Lecture is made possible in part by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.


Can't watch the lecture live? We invite you to register; all registrants will receive a link to the recording of the lecture to watch at their convenience. The lecture recording will be available for two weeks. Live closed captioning is available for all lectures.

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

Hesselius-and-Peale-VL-Lucinda-EdinbergAbout Our Presenter: Lucinda Dukes Edinberg is the Interim Director of The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, having served as the gallery’s art educator. She holds a B.F.A. in studio art from the University of Texas at Arlington and an M.A from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Lucinda is a Maryland certified art teacher for grades K-12 and an adjunct instructor in art history at Anne Arundel Community College.

Lucinda has curated a number of exhibitions for The Mitchell Gallery, including A. Aubrey Bodine: Our Town; Knights, Crooks and Heroes: The Art of American Illustration; Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers; The Spirit of Africa; Ben Zion: In the Grip of the Five Senses; and The Sweet Uses of Adversity: Images of the Biblical Job. She has also served as a designer for The Mitchell Gallery, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington, DC and other institutions. Ms. Edinberg has been a juror for the Maryland Federation of Art; Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; Prince George’s County Art League and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution, Syracuse University, American University, Princeton University, National Gallery of Art Teacher Workshop, and other art museums and organizations. 

Lucinda is currently cataloging the Fine and Decorative Arts Collection at St, John’s College and curating and designing an upcoming exhibition for the Annapolis Opera Company’s 50th Anniversary.


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