This catalogue focuses on endeavors that rose to the level of art and form a body of work that is significant in the history of American art. It also explores the history of private female education in the United States and the key role of women educators in the growth of this country’s educational system. In addition to presenting objects of significant aesthetic and historical value, the exhibition also focuses on pieces that have documented ties to particular schools, artists, and teachers. The bulk of the material dates between the Revolution and the outbreak of the Civil War, although a few choice pieces predate independence.
Softcover, 80 pages.