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The Samuel Thorne Memorial Lecture

November 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lecture held in Fellowship Hall at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme

FREE; reservations required. Call (860) 434-5542, ext. 111 to RSVP or

Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Off the Beaten Path: Rural America and the Modern Migration

The story of how modern art first arrived in the United States takes many forms, but most accounts of the tale take place in New York or other major American cities. This, however, is only the beginning of the story. The full scope of American modernism actually reflects the undeniable impact that rural America had on the expansion and embrace of modernism in this country. Treatments of coastal New England, small-town Pennsylvania, Midwestern farms, and other rural regions of the country illustrate the translation, dispersal, and growth of an American version of modernism. In this lecture, Amanda will explore the adaptation of new artistic styles that cropped up across the country early in the twentieth century and share her research on “rural modernism.”


November 14, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Fellowship Hall at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
2 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, 06371 United States
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