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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Ecology in American Art through “Object Lessons”
September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
with Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum
$10 (Members 10% discount)
Drawing on examples from the special exhibition, Object Lessons in American Art, this talk examines how American artists across three centuries have reflected and shaped environmental understanding while contributing to the emergence of a modern ecological consciousness. Uniting art-historical analysis with social, cultural, and environmental history, the lecture traces the emergence and evolution of ideas about the environment and the human place in it, showing how received notions of divine perfection and stasis were transformed into modern understandings of ecological connectedness and change, in part through the agency of art.
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Image: Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943), Blue Landscape, 1942. Oil on board; 40.6 × 50.8 cm. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund and Kathleen Compton Sherrerd Fund for Acquisitions in American Art (2015-6679)
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Object Lessons in American Art is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.
This exhibition is made possible by the leadership support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.
At the Florence Griswold Museum, support comes from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mrs. Kathryn Parsons and Mr. J. Geddes Parsons, Mr. Wayne Harms and Mrs. Barbara Harms, WSHU Public Radio, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.