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Urban In-sights: A Workshop in American Visual Culture and Literacy from the Eighteenth through the Early Twentieth Century

The Graphic Arts Department at the Library Company of Philadelphia will host a Visual Literacy workshop generously supported in part by the Center for American Art in July 2020.

This three-day workshop aims to enhance the skills of historians, art historians, archivists, curators, and other university, library and museum professionals, as well as graduate students who use images to interpret American art, history, and culture. We seek to augment and strengthen participants’ ability to identify, “read,” and analyze graphic material, including prints, photographs, watercolors, paintings, ephemera, and other two-dimensional objects. As the program uses Philadelphia as a focal point, priority will be given to applicants interested in using visual and material culture to explore urban topics.

Please send a two-page CV and a no more than 500-word essay about your background, as well as your goals, and anticipated outcomes from attending the workshop to printroom@librarycompany.org.

Applications are due: March 27, 2020
Successful applicants will be notified by April 17, 2020.
Deadline for acceptance is April 24, 2020.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information about the workshop, the syllabus, and an application.

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