Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Senator John Heinz History Center
6:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
Online registration for this event is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.
Join authors Maxwell King and Louise Lippincott on Wednesday, June 15, for an engaging discussion about their new book, “American Workman: The Life and Art of John Kane,” recently published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
The authors will reveal their inspiration behind writing "American Workman,” which is a comprehensive and compelling account of John Kane – the turn-of-the-century Scottish immigrant who achieved breakthrough success as a painter after toiling for more than 40 years as a laborer in industrial-age Pittsburgh.
Along with sharing stories from their research (including some not included in the book), King and Lippincott will discuss how their new scholarship inspired the History Center’s newest exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman.
The exhibition features 37 original works of art from America’s most prestigious art museums and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Carnegie Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Phillips Collection, and others.
A book signing will follow the discussion, which will be moderated by History Center Chief Historian Anne Madarasz, the lead curator for the museum’s Pittsburgh’s John Kane exhibit. History Center President and CEO Andy Masich will provide an introduction.
Thank you for registering for An Evening with Maxwell King and Louise Lippincott!
We're looking forward to having you join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM EDT. Please check in at the admission desk to the History Center when you arrive.
If you have any questions, please contact Phoebe Walczak at firstname.lastname@example.org.