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W&L’s University Collection of Art and History Presents Special Lecture

Washington and Lee University’s Collection of Art and History (UCAH) presents a special lecture with the College of William & Mary’s Janine Yorimoto Boldt on May 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Reeves Center.

Boldt’s lecture is titled “Conversing a Great Deal with Your Picture: Portraiture and Society in Early Virginia.” It is free and open to the public.

Boldt received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary. Her dissertation, “The Art of Plantation Authority: Domestic Portraiture in Colonial Virginia,” explores the social functions of portraiture from the mid-17th century to the American Revolution. Boldt will highlight the Washington and Lee University portrait collection.

In July, she will join the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia as a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral curatorial fellow.

The University Collection of Art and History at Washington and Lee University supports the university as an interdisciplinary teaching resource through the preservation, study, interpretation and exhibition of its collections. UCAH is composed of three areas that are administered collectively by the director of UCAH: The Lee Chapel and Museum; the Reeves Collection; and the Art Collection.

Watson Galleries will be open after the lecture for viewing the portraits.