Saturday, June 2, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Historic Talk and Closing Reception for Art of the City

Art of the City: Sculpture and Civic Embellishment in Victorian America, will be the focus of a lecture by William Hosley on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 2 pm at the Old Schwab Mill, 17 Mill Lane in Arlington.  The American city is a creation of the Victorian industrial age.  To Americans of the 19th century, industrialization called for social amenities aimed at leveling up.  Cultural institutions, statuary, rural cemeteries, public parks, and social services were beacons of aspiration and the glue that held industrial society together.  Following the lecture, there will be a closing reception for Inspired by Place.  Enjoy food and drink and a chance to meet photographers Rose Austin, Claire Ghiloni, and Fred Moses.  There will also be guided tours of the Mill, including frame-turning demonstrations on original 19th century lathes, from 11 am – 4:30 pm.  Donations are requested.