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Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

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10am - 4pm

Worcester Art Museum

Drawing on the American Antiquarian Society's unparalleled collection of prints and books, the exhibition, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, will transform viewers' understanding of this iconic colonial patriot. This in-depth examination of Revere's many skills as a craftsman will help illustrate the entrepreneurial spirit of an early American artisan, who stood at the intersection of social, economic, and political life during the formation of the new nation. Examples of rare prints will be shown alongside elegant silver tea services and everyday objects, such as thimbles and period newspapers, to reveal new facets behind this versatile artisan best known for his “midnight ride.”

After opening at the New-York Historical Society, the exhibition will travel to the Worcester Art Museum, The Concord Museum, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


This exhibition is organized by the American Antiquarian Society with generous support from CHAViC, Center for Historic American Visual Culture, AAS; Henry Luce Foundation; and Richard C. von Hess Foundation.

Image: John Singleton Copley, Paul Revere, 1768, Oil on canvas, Gift of Joseph W. Revere, William B. Revere and Edward H. R. Revere, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 30.781, photograph © 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Master Series Third Thursday ( link )

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6pm

Speaker: Ethan Lasser, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Art Talk: Paul Revere and John Singleton Copley: Making an American Icon

Presented with support from the Bernard and Louise Palitz Fund and the Amelia and Robert H. Haley Memorial Lecture Fund.

Master Series ( link ) is sponsored by AbbVie


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