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Tue, Dec 13


Maggiano's Little Italy

Luncheon and Zoom,

Enjoy our Annual Holiday Luncheon with Michael Fowler, author of "Calling the Fleeting Breath: Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Personage Through Art and Material Culture."

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Luncheon and Zoom,
Luncheon and Zoom,


Dec 13, 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST

Maggiano's Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA


About the Event

The Lincoln Group of DC returns to Maggiano's for our December luncheon. This year's speaker is Michael Fowler, author of Calling the Fleeting Breath: Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Personage Through Art and Material Culture

Michael Fowler is Professor of Design and holder of the Mary Durban Toole Chair in Art at the University of South Carolina Aiken, where he teaches courses in fine art and graphic design. An accomplished artist himself, Fowler has exhibited his work in regional and national shows. His landscape paintings can be found in public and private collections around the nation. Fowler will discuss Lincoln through art and material culture using the perspectives of four different time periods. Lincoln's life, especially 1854-1865, comes under "Lincoln Tested." Following his assassination, a battle is fought for how to remember him in "Lincoln Promoted" (1865-1930). In "Lincoln Elevated" (1917-1945), Lincoln reaches heroic, mythical status. Then in "Lincoln Transfigured," (1946-present), Lincoln's memory sees a reevaluation in the context of the civil rights movement, changes in presidential authority. Here Fowler will discuss how Lincoln's enduring legacy is expressed through art. This is sure to be an eye-opening visual experience and Fowler promises to show us much that we haven't seen before.

This in-person event will be held on December 13, 2022, beginning at 11:30 am (note the luncheon time, not dinner). As always, this gathering will occur at Maggiano's restaurant in Chevy Chase, just steps from ample parking and the Friendship Heights Metro station. Please RSVP and then pre-pay by using the blue "Join Now" button and select Regular Dinner Meeting. Students with ID are welcome for $15. Join us for the final in-person meeting in 2022! [Don't worry, there will be more in 2023]

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