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Time Traveling Objects: Past, Future, Retrofuture, and Material Culture

  • Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N ART MUSEUM DR MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, WI, 53202 United States (map)

In this talk, Dr. Sarah Beetham will peel back the layers of meaning that activate objects with historical significance. From a Revolutionary War soldier monument steeped in Civil War memory to a tintype photograph shot in 2013 with a camera that once captured the image of Jefferson Davis, she will explore significant things that seem to exist in more than one era, confounding viewers with their time traveling powers. With a sensibility that is one part scholarly, one part steampunk, Dr. Beetham will probe the often fluid and sometimes frustrating relationship between stuff and time.

Later Event: February 7
Gallery Talk