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Global Forum: Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
Leslie Greene Bowman, president, Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Monday, October 11, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Monday, October 11, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Schedule
6:00 PM CT Program
7:00 PM CT Reception & Book Signing

Thomas Jefferson looms large in American history as one of the country’s most influential figures. His contributions to the United States are undisputed; he was the first secretary of state and the third president, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most prominent founding fathers. Outside his role in government, Jefferson was as much a forward-thinker and was influential even in his personal life. In Thomas Jefferson at Monticello: Architecture, Landscape, Collections, Books, Food, Wine, Leslie Greene Bowman and Annette Gordon-Reed reflect on Jefferson’s “genius in art, culture, and science” through the lens of his grand estate, Monticello. Without overlooking ownership of slaves and the role they played in the lavish lifestyle Jefferson enjoyed, Bowman and Gordon-Reed provide a nuanced look into the ahead-of-its-time design that cemented Monticello’s status as the UNESCO World Heritage site that it is today.

Leslie Greene Bowman is the president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, where she is responsible for the operations of Monticello. She previously directed the Winterthur Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among other institutions. She is a board member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and serves on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, in addition to her involvement with numerous other organizations. Bowman is the author of American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design and co-author of American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament. She holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Miami University and a Master of Arts from the University of Delaware.

Moderated by President Emeritus Jim Falk

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