Programs & Events
- 24-hour advance reservations are available. Visitors without pre-booked tickets will be admitted as capacity allows. Masks and physical distancing are required of everyone onsite regardless of vaccination status.
May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SPRINGTIME SCHOLAR SERIES: Pesky Crop or Cure-all?$10 – $12
The Power of Plants in the Art of John Frederick Kensett
with Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, Curator of American Art, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Individual Lectures $12 ($10 members)
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Richmond-Moll explores the complexity of plant life, as both organic form and cultural symbol, in the work of nineteenth-century American painter John Frederick Kensett. In the artist’s Study of a Burdock Plant, one discovers a multilayered view into the conventions of nineteenth-century landscape painting, contemporary ideas about horticulture and herbal medicine, and the emblematic power of plants in constructing American identity.
This program takes place virtually via GoTo Webinar. You will receive a confirmation email of your registration. The link to the virtual program will be sent via email closer to the event date.
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Image: John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872), Study of a Burdock Plant. Oil on heavy wove paper, laid down on canvas, Florence Griswold Museum, Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company.
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