Wendy Bellion to give Charles C. Eldredge Prize Lecture

Wendy Bellion will give the Charles C. Eldredge lecture, "Here Trust Your Eyes': Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater" in September.

From H-Net:

Wendy Bellion, associate professor of American art and material culture at the University of Delaware and recipient of this year’s Charles C. Eldredge Prize, will be discussing Philadelphia’s Chestnut Theater as a space of visual display and illusion “akin to and in conversation with exhibition sites like Charles WIlson Peale’s museum.”  The talk, “Here Trust Your Eyes’: Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater” will be held September 18, 2014, 4pm, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Charles C. Eldredge Prize for distinguished research is awarded by the Smithsonian to single-author books devoted to any aspect of the visual arts in the United States published within the previous three calendar years.