Art & Architecture Study Series #1 - Lecture by Dr. Emilie Johnson

2023-2024 Art and Architecture Study Series

The lecture on November 8, 2023 is the first program in the Art & Architecture Series.

Registration Fee:

Individual Lectures (Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10): $125 per lecture per person

Lecture Information:

Wednesday, November 3, 2023 at 10:00 am
HCF Headquarters, 40 East Bay Street, Community Room 
Dr. Emilie Johnson, Curator of Arts and History at Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson had a lifelong enthusiasm for the fine arts, shaped by Enlightenment thinkers and refined through his travels in the American colonies and Europe. As a diplomat, Jefferson found knowledge of the fine arts, particularly painting and sculpture, crucial diplomatic tools as he negotiated American interests with European powers. This session will explore Jefferson’s personal collections, how his tastes formed, and his efforts to bring fine arts to American citizens.

Emilie Johnson is a curator at Monticello whose exhibitions and installations have featured Thomas Jefferson’s carriages, the material culture of enslavement, classical sculpture, and the Declaration of Independence. She holds a Ph. D in Art and Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and her scholarship focuses on American art, architecture, and material culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.