Humboldt in the United States

The Modern Art Notes Podcast show

Summary: Episode No. 445 features curator Eleanor Jones Harvey. Harvey is the curator of "Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The exhibition examines the impacts of Humboldt's six-week visit to the United States in 1804, and how his influence extended into American art, science, literature, diplomacy, and more. SAAM is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; it is unclear when the exhibition will re-open and close.