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Dr. Robert Giannetti will talk about the role of books and related visual arts in the marketing of the Niagara region as a premiere tourist destination before and after the War of 1812. Dr. Giannetti is Guest Curator of the upcoming Castellani Art Museum exhibition, The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Niagara Tourism, on view from June 17, 2012 – February 24, 2013. Join us for a special members’ preview of this important exhibition, part of the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812.
Admission is free, but Castellani Art Museum membership is required to attend
Membership sign-up is available at the registration table at each lecture, or application may be downloaded at www.castellaniartmuseum.org/membership.
To register, call Susan Clements at 716-286-8201.
Image credit: L. Gillam, The Shaky Situation of the Political Blondin, Puck Magazine, 1885.