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The Art, Architecture, and Literature of the Gilded Age Conference – October 15-17, 2009

September 25, 2009

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Salve Regina University’s 13th Annual Conference in Cultural and
Historic Preservation

The Art, Architecture, and Literature of the Gilded Age
October 15, 17-2009
Newport, RI

The term “Gilded Age” is but one of many, such as the Age of Opulence,
Age of Energy, the Brown, Mauve and White decades, and the American
Renaissance, that attempts to characterize a particular period,
c1860-c1910, in American history. Fueled by the great prosperity after
the Civil War, artists, writers, designers, architects and patrons
looked both internally and abroad in an attempt to prove the United
States equal to the Old World. These efforts pervaded all forms of
artistic media, especially art, interior design, architecture,
sculpture, literature and photography. Artistic and literary sources
for the Gilded Age were wide ranging from the American Colonies to
European Renaissances to the orient, and resulted in multi-media
presentations of American supremacy. Salve Regina University’s 13th
Annual Conference on Cultural and Historic Preservation will explore
the application of these ideas to the art, architecture, interior
design, decoration, and literature of the Gilded Age epoch.

For more information, please visit www.salve.edu/chp2009 or email
chpconference@salve.edu

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