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Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre

Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre

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How many know that the inventor of the telegraph and co-creator of Morse code--Samuel F. B. Morse-- was a successful artist, too? And crazily enough, one of his paintings in particular, foreshadowed his interest in communication tools, providing the impetus for revolutionizing communication--and, indeed, the world as we know it. Listen in for details on Morse's masterpiece, Gallery of the Louvre.               

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If you're based in the Southern U.S., do not miss the exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Buy your tickets here and check this site for further details! 

Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below:

The National Gallery of Art's exhibition page: with video, exhibition brochure, and more great info

The History Blog's Profile on Morse the Artist

Samuel Morse's Other Masterpiece: Smithsonian Magazine

Samuel Morse's Early Works

Six Things You May Not Know about Samuel Morse: History.com

Samuel Morse website for more details: Samuelmorse.net                                                              

Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

Episode #13: Diego and Frida, Part 2

Episode #13: Diego and Frida, Part 2