Web site: http://www.currierandives.org
Focuses on the pictorial legacy of renowned 19th-century printmakers Currier & Ives - from their idyllic New England winter scenes to the more controversial images of these mass-media pioneers. NPR's Scott Simon narrates.
Printmakers to the People #101
Chronicles how printmaker Nathaniel Currier and accountant James Merritt Ives met and how they built their phenomenally successful printmaking company. Through lithography, the two literally changed Americans' view of the world.
- KET Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 pm EDT
Cheap and Popular Pictures #102
Investigates the process of lithography, what makes a good print, and the passion of contemporary collectors who seek out the many Currier & Ives prints still in circulation.
- KET Monday, June 3 at 10:30 pm EDT
The Surprise of Currier & Ives #103
Currier & Ives are best known today for their nostalgic and homey portraits of New England. But as the firm grew, they delved into advertising, political cartoons, risqué prints, and the controversial Darktown Comics series. Expert commentators include Chris Lane of Antiques Roadshow fame.
- KET Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30 pm EDT
Official web site: http://www.currierandives.org
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