Friend of the Arts: Earl Shinn, Quaker Art Critic of the Gilded AgeFriend of the Arts: Earl Shinn, Quaker Art Critic of the Gilded Agehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/256681Magill Quaker Collection2013-12-06T15:00:002013-12-06T16:00:00
December 6,2013 3:00PM–4:00PM
Magill Quaker Collection
An event in the Dig into the Archives Series, exploring a different topic each month through materials in Special Collections.
"Friend of the Arts: Earl Shinn, Quaker Art Critic of the Gilded Age"
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Special Collections Reading Room, Magill Library
Earl Shinn was a 19th-century Orthodox Quaker from Philadelphia. Under the pen name Edward Strahan, he was also one of the preeminent New York art critics of his time – two contradictory personas, it would seem, yet he embodied both throughout his life. Though largely unknown by either Quaker scholars or art historians, Shinn offers a fascinating window onto the tensions between Quakerism, art, and rising wealth during this period. Dan Burger-Lenehan '05 will share some letters and books by Shinn from Haverford's collection and discuss his complicated, fraught relationship with Quakerism.
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