Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: Revolutions of 1848

On View: 
Friday, June 4, 2004 to Sunday, January 30, 2005
Location: 
Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery

Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: Revolutions of 1848

As the first guest curator of an installation in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery, renowned writer, critic, and radio show host, Kurt Andersen, assembled a diverse array of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection to illustrate the rapid political, technological, and social changes which burst forth around the pivotal year of 1848.  1848 was marked by inventions in telegraphy and photography, the beginning of the California Gold Rush, the publication of Marx and Engels's The Communist Manifesto, and revolutionary movements throughout Europe.