First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Natural Icons and National Identity: Frederic Church’s Landscapes

Frederic Church painted landscapes of distinctive American features, including Natural Bridge in Virginia and Niagara Falls in New York. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores how and why we used these American landscapes to distinguish the scale and scope of our cultural ambitions.

This video was recorded at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on May 2, 2019.

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