Reminder/New Deadline for Urban In-sights: A Workshop in American Visual Culture and Literacy, Library Company of Philadelphia, July 27-29, 2020

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July 27, 2020 to July 29, 2020
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Workshop Reminder/Deadline Extended

The Graphic Arts Department at the Library Company of Philadelphia will host a Visual Literacy workshop generously supported in part by the Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art in July 2020.

Title: Urban In-sights: A Workshop in American Visual Culture and Literacy from the Eighteenth through the Early Twentieth Century
Dates: July 27-29, 2020
Location: Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Application Deadline: March 27, 2020 (Extended to April 3, 2020)

This three-day workshop aims to enhance the skills of historians, art historians, archivists, curators, and other university, library and museum professionals, as well as graduate students who use images to interpret American art, history, and culture. We seek to augment and strengthen participants’ ability to identify, “read,” and analyze graphic material, including prints, photographs, watercolors, paintings, ephemera, and other two-dimensional objects. As the program uses Philadelphia as a focal point, priority will be given to applicants interested in using visual and material culture to explore urban topics.

For more information about the workshop, the syllabus, and an application, please visit:


Contact Info: 

Erika Piola

Library Company of Philadelphia