Opening Reception for Exhibition: "Who Killed Sarah Stout?"Opening Reception for Exhibition: "Who Killed Sarah Stout?"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/228591Magill Sharpless Gallery2013-02-28T16:30:002013-02-28T18:00:00
February 28,2013 4:30PM–6:00PM
Magill Sharpless Gallery
Who Killed Sarah Stout? A Participatory Exhibition
Curated by Jen Rajchel with Mary Clare O'Donnell '14
Sharpless Gallery, Magill Library, Haverford College
February 28 to September 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28: 4:30 pm
Judgement Day Panel: Monday, March 18, 2013: 4:30 pm
Paula McDowell, New York University
Elliott Visconsi, University of Notre Dame
Farid Azfar (Commentator), Swarthmore College
The trial of Spencer Cowper for the murder of Sarah Stout (a Quaker woman of unusual independence and wealth) is filled with scandal — rumored adultery, forged love letters, medical curiosities, accusations of suicide and political backstabbing. Cowper and his accused accomplices were acquitted in 1699. The case has never been solved. On February 28 at 4:30 pm the case will be reopened and brought before the court of Public Opinion through an Exhibit in The Sharpless Gallery of Magill Library.
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