The Art and History of Gilded Age America

Via Zoom; for ages 18+

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
10 – 11:15 AM

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July 13, 20 & 27

Ever wonder why Mark Twain coined the late 1800s as the "Gilded Age"? This class will dive into the whos, whats, and whys of the Gilded Age from an art and design perspective. Participants will engage in lively dialogue, learn the fundamentals of analyzing artwork in a range of media, and get a behind-the-scenes look at objects from the Crocker's permanent collection alongside selected works from two summer traveling exhibitions, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection and For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design. Registration closes July 9.

Jayme Yahr, Ph.D., is Associate Curator at the Crocker Art Museum and a specialist in American art, with an emphasis on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She recently curated Legends from Los Angeles: Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar in the Crocker Collection and served as in-house curator of the traveling exhibitions Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection and For America: Paintings from the National Academy Design. Yahr works extensively with the Museum’s photography, Native American, and American works on paper collections.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.


$55 for members
$75 for nonmembers

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Image: Tiffany Studios, Garden Landscape Window, detail, 1900–1910, leaded glass. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

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