Art in the Evening: Painting the American Landscape

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Art in the Evening: Painting the American Landscape

Camden County College is pleased to host the lecture series Art in the Evening: Painting the American Landscape with Monica Zimmerman from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Reflecting early American ideas of discovery, exploration, and settlement, 19th century landscape painters captured pastoral scenes, wilderness and an expanding national consciousness about the natural environment. The work of these artists also contains an inherent ambivalence, as their romanticizing of the mostly unexplored territories of the newly formed United States contributed to a westward expansion that would also bring about its industrial and commercial development, ultimately requiring a national park movement to preserve the beauty they sought to capture on canvas. This series of talks will explore those artists, their visions, and their concerns. 

March 8, 2018 – Asher B. Durand
Durand earned an early reputation as one of the best engravers in the country, producing a copy of the constitution in 1823 and subsequently providing the images on some of the country’s first postage stamps. Later swept up in the Hudson River School movement, his most famous canvas, Kindred Spirits, shows his friend Thomas Cole and poet William Cullen Bryant exploring the Catskills.

This event is brought to you by The Center at Camden County College. The Center at Camden County College focuses on the needs and interests of educators and the community at large. Its goal is to create an informed citizenry through exploration of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and issues critical to a democratic society. Citizens have the opportunity to meet scholars, scientists, government officials, and business leaders to explore historical and current issues and discuss societal problems and their solutions.

All members of the community are welcome to attend our courses, special events, and lecture series. Minors may attend, preferably if accompanied by a registered parent or guardian. Visit camdenccc.edu for more information and registration information.

  • Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States
  • Thursday, Mar 8th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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    Camden County College is pleased to host the lecture series Art in the Evening: Painting the American Landscape with Monica Zimmerman from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Reflecting early American ideas of discovery, exploration, and settlement, 19th century landscape painters captured pastoral scenes, wilderness and an expanding national consciousness about the natural environment. The work of these artists also contains an inherent ambivalence, as their romanticizing of the mostly unexplored territories of the newly formed United States contributed…

    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States public