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Expanding Perspectives on American Art: A Springtime Scholar Series
April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021
$90 – $100
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
The Museum’s traditional onsite Winter Studies class has been reimagined as a virtual springtime lecture series to take advantage of the new and exciting scholarship offered in the current exhibition Expanding Horizons: Celebrating 20 Years of the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection. Expanding Perspectives on American Art features ten virtual lectures offering current scholarship on topics ranging from the American watercolor movement and folk art to African American studies and ecocriticism. Speakers will also focus on works of art in the Museum’s collection.
These programs take place virtually via GoTo Webinar. You will receive a confirmation email of your registration. The link to the virtual programs will be sent via email closer to the event dates. Visitors can also see our online events calendar to purchase tickets to individual lectures.
Lecture #1 (March 17): Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: The Arrival of Ecocritical Art History
Lecture #2 (March 24): A Mother Daughter Conversation: Lilian Wescott Hale and Nancy Hale
Lecture #3 (March 31): Self-Taught Artists, Cultural Nationalism, and Interwar Modernism
Lecture #4 (April 7): The Raw, The Cooked, and The Manufactured: Charles Ethan Porter and Late 19th Century American Still Life Traditions
Lecture #5 (April 14): Edwin Sheffield Bartholomew’s Sappho and the Skin of Sculpture
Lecture #6 (April 21): Material Observations on Whittredge and Earl: New Takes on “The Farmer’s Garden, Simsbury” and “Mrs. Guy Richards of New London”
Lecture #7 (April 28): Expanding Horizons: American Artists Discover Watercolor
Lecture #8 (May 5): Pesky Crop or Cure-all? The Power of Plants in the Art of John Frederick Kensett
Lecture #9 (May 12): us / U.S.
Lecture #10 (May 19): A 2020 Vision: Rethinking the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection of American Art