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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.Â 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 â€“ February 24, 2013. Â Join us for a special membersâ€™ 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:Â L. Gillam, The Shaky Situation of the Political Blondin, Puck Magazine, 1885.