Bowdoin Orient quotes Wolff in ‘Rufus Porter’s Curious World’ review

University of Maine professor of art history Justin Wolff talked with The Bowdoin Orient about the “Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860” exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. “Rather than focusing exclusively on the work of Rufus Porter, [the goal of the exhibit] is to give everyone a bit more contact with the scene and how it operated at that historical moment,” said Wolff, a curator of the exhibit that also includes a chair, prints of 19th-century newspapers, a rifle, clock and drum.