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Join Hopewell’s own Matthew Skic to discuss paintings of the Revolutionary War
April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Presented by Matthew Skic
Mon., April 18, 2022 – 7 pm ET
Online virtual presentation via GotoMeeting
Registration Required -> Register here (through the Mercer County Library)
Note: The MCL uses GoToMeeting for video webinars – see GoToMeeting Installation Instructions (PDF)
Join Matthew Skic, Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, for an exciting look at the artistic career of Don Troiani, America’s foremost historical military artist. For the very first time in a museum exhibit, nearly 50 of Don Troiani’s original paintings of the Revolutionary War are now on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. Matthew will discuss Troiani’s artistic process, how Troiani uses his collection of historic military antiques in his work, and the significance of Troiani’s paintings to our understanding of the Revolutionary War. Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War is on view at the Museum of the American Revolution until September 5, 2022. Tickets and exhibit catalogs are available for purchase at amrevmuseum.org.
Matthew Skic serves as Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Originally from Hopewell, NJ, he worked as an historical interpreter at Washington Crossing State Park during high school. Matthew went on to study history at American University and interned for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He was a fellow in the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and graduated with his master’s degree in 2016. Soon after graduation from the Winterthur Program, Matthew joined the curatorial team at the Museum of the American Revolution and helped open the Museum in 2017. He has curated multiple award-winning exhibitions and online projects since then. Matthew has also authored or co-authored three books: Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor (2019), Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier (2019), and Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War (2021).
Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library.
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