Lunch a l’Art
- Apr 20, 2017
- One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South
- Ligonier, PA 15658
Lunch and lecture with SAMA curator, Dr. Scott Dimond. Cost is $15 or $12 for members. R.S.V.P. by April 13.
Dimond’s presentation is titled “The Great American Midway: Escape for the Million.” Since its beginnings in the late nineteenth century, the carnival midway has offered ordinary Americans an exciting escape into a world of raucous fantasy. With its games and amusements, exotic attractions and thrilling rides, the midway is a world within a world. Lasting only a few days, its delights are fleeting, but the impressions it leaves are often the most unforgettable. In this talk, Dimond will explore the origins of the American midway and examine some of its key elements.
Lunch a l’Art programs are offered to encourage a greater understanding of various art forms and movements, as well as foster a deeper appreciation for the exhibitions presented by the Museum.