Mark Pachter: Neilly Series Lecture

Title

Mark Pachter: Neilly Series Lecture

Creator

Date

2004-03-24

Description

Mark Pachter, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will discuss "The Making of an American Icon: George Washington and Gilbert Stuart." There is only one American visual document that might be said to rank in importance with the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights. That is Gilbert Stuart's full-length portrait of George Washington painted during Washington's last year in office. It provided the new nation with a summary of what we would come to expect of the invented office of the Presidency. Pachter will discuss how the President and the portraitist came together, why it spent most of its existence in Great Britain, and how a major national campaign in 2001 saved it for the nation. Introduction by Grant Holcomb.

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image/jpeg

Event Type

lecture

Files

Pachter_small.jpg

Citation

Pachter, Mark, “Mark Pachter: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 20, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4824.

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  1. Pachter_small.jpg
  2. Neilly-Series-2003-2004.pdf