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World Expositions in the 19th century was a showcase for innovations across industry and culture. We’ll explore ten of the most influential Expositions from 1851 to 1904 held in England, France, and the United States. From demonstrations of the telephone, motion pictures, prototypes of the Colt revolver, an early fax machine to Annie Oakley, Winslow Homer and the first Olympics in the United States, we’ll see how World Expositions changed our understanding of the world.
ZOOM LINK: Available on website to paid and registered members
CLASS LIMIT: 95
INSTRUCTOR: Martha Chiarchiaro, received her Master’s degree in the History of Art from Williams College and teaches a variety of art history courses at WISE and other local organizations. She enjoys delivering courses related to specific periods, artists, and activities that provide a more in-depth look at the life and times of the people who are part of the exploration.
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