Ecology in American Art through "Object Lessons"

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Wednesday September 6

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


Wednesday, September 6, 2pm

Ecology in American Art through "Object Lessons"

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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