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Meet the Professor - Dr. Lee Dugatkin "Science, Art, and Enlightenment in Early America: The Rise and Fall of Peale’s Museum"
In 1786, Charles Willson Peale created the most important, and most famous, museum in Revolutionary-era America. A fusion of natural history and art, Peale's Philadelphia Museum was meant to be an embodiment of the Enlightenment. Peale's Museum provides a unique window into science, art, and the Enlightenment in early America, and how these fed the appetites of a public hungry for "rational entertainment.

Sep 29, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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