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January 2019

American Modernism

January 2, 2019
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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Citing examples from the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, and others, former Head of American Paintings at Christie’s and Sotheby’s James Maroney provides an overview of American art from 1913 to 1949 and explains its importance and beauty. Read More »

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February 2019

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

February 6, 2019
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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UVM Professor Emily Bernard discusses We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s most recent reflections on race, the Obama Presidency, and the election of Donald Trump. Read More »

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March 2019

Arguing about Civility

March 6, 2019
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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Middlebury political scientist Sarah Stroup focuses on two questions for both local and national discourse: What topics are suitable for public discussion? And how can we facilitate productive disagreements? She explores how to deliberate hot topics in ways that are respectful and ultimately helpful. Read More »

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April 2019

Amelia

April 10, 2019
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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The mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937 often overshadows her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra examines the remarkable life of the aviation legend.  Read More »

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May 2019

Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal Element in Their Partnership

May 1, 2019
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler examines the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their World War II alliance. Read More »

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