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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Museum executive director Ashley Howell and author Rachel Stephens, Ph.D., join us to discuss Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture. Howell's selection coincides with Tennessee at 225: Highlights from the Collection, which includes Earl's 1817 painting of Jackson.
Selling Andrew Jackson is the first book-length study of the American portrait painter, who worked as Jackson’s personal artist from 1817 until Earl’s death in 1838. During this period Jackson held Earl in close council, even providing him residence at the Hermitage, Jackson’s home in Tennessee, and at the White House during his presidency. Stephens examines Earl’s role in Jackson’s inner circle and the influence of his portraits on Jackson’s political career and historical legacy.
For more information about the Tennessee Book Club, contact Mamie Hassell at Mamie.Hassell@tn.gov.
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