Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?
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Fri 15 November 2019
Friday 15 November 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Curator Talk: Modern Beauty – Fashion and the Rise of Modern Art
Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery
The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.
The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.
Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.
The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.
Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur
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Date:
November 15
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$6 - $20
Event Category:
Exhibition
Website:
http://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-events/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/hamilton-and-burr-who-wrote-their-stories/
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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800.448.3883
Email:
pressroom@winterthur.org
Website:
http://www.winterthur.org
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Address:
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington
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DE
19807
United States
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Phone:
800.448.3883
Website:
www.winterthur.org
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Curator Talk: Modern Beauty – Fashion and the Rise of Modern Art
Open for Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870–1950
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